Big Book of Reading Response Activities: Grades 2-3: Dozens of Engaging Activities, Graphic Organizers, and Other Reproducibles to Use Before, During, and after Reading


Turn to this resource all year long for engaging reading response activities that deepen comprehension and increase motivation! Includes graphic organizers, collaborative bulletin boards, dramatic activities, and hands-on projects for responding to fiction and nonfiction. A great supplement to any independent reading program! For use with Grades 2-3.

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Turn to this resource all year long for engaging reading response activities that deepen comprehension and increase motivation! Includes graphic organizers, collaborative bulletin boards, dramatic activities, and hands-on projects for responding to fiction and nonfiction. A great supplement to any independent reading program! For use with Grades 2-3.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780439796835
  • Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/1/2007
  • Series: Teaching Resources Series
  • Edition description: Teachers G
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 459,667
  • Age range: 7 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.20 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael Gravois has taught fifth grade and is currently teaching pre-service teachers. He has published many books with Teaching Resources, including 35 Ready-to-Go Ways to Publish Students' Research & Writing, Super Ways to Jumpstart the School Year, Fill-in Flip Books for Grammar, Vocabulary, and More, and 20 Totally Awesome & Totally Easy Language Arts Bulletin Boards. Michael lives in Memphis, Tennessee.

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Table of Contents

Introduction     5
Using This Book     5
Connections to the Standards     7
Prereading Activities
Read-Around Reports: Discussing Books     8
Book Links: Encouraging Reading     10
Mark It!: Making a Bookmark     12
Printmaking: History of Printing     14
The Sum of Its Parts: Parts of a Book     16
A Mini-Book About Books: Parts of a Book     19
What's in a Name?: Prediction     23
Judging a Book by Its Cover: Exploring a Book Jacket     25
Smart Charts: Reading Nonfiction     26
Looking at Pictures: Prediction     29
Picture Scenes: Prediction     31
Ending Scenes: Prediction     32
Turn-to-Learn Story Elements: Introducing Story Elements     33
Telling Tales: Group Storytelling     37
Introducing Genre: Types of Books     38
First Lines: Prediction     41
Five Words: Using Vocabulary     43
Making Books: Creative Writing     44
Parts of a Whole: Main Idea and Details     47
You've Got Mail!: Reading and Writing Letters     48
Weekly Reading Contract: Independent Reading     51
A Family of Readers: Home/SchoolConnections     53
Reading Activities
Reading Response Logs: Writing About Reading     57
Is That a Fact?: Introducing Fiction and Nonfiction     62
Freeze-Frames: Identifying the Main Idea     65
Character Maps: Character Traits     67
Character Cards: Studying Characters     69
Setting the Scene: Describing a Story's Setting     70
O.W.L.S.: Linking Books to Life Experiences     71
Bookworms: Sequencing     74
Extra! Extra!: Reading an Article     77
You Don't Say!: Looking at Dialogue     79
Quick and Easy Puppets: Playing With Dialogue     81
The Search Is On: Figurative Language     82
Main Idea Ship: Main Idea and Details     85
Wanted Posters: Describing Antagonists     87
Words for the Wise: Learning Vocabulary     89
Roll-a-Word: Vocabulary Game     91
Conference Wheels: Classroom Management     93
30-20-10 Talks: Reading Comprehension     95
Role-Playing: Problem and Solution     96
Soundscapes: Creating Atmosphere     97
Postreading Activities
Book-of-the-Week Bulletin Board: Talking About Books     98
Somebody/Wanted/But/So/Then: Identifying Major Plot Points      102
Point of View Stationery: Point of View     104
Character Sensory Charts: Character Study     105
Do/Learn/Feel Circle Books: Character Book Reports     107
Key Events Timeline: Sequencing With Timelines     113
Key Events Key Chain: Sequencing Key Plot Points     114
First, Next, Then, Finally Books: Cause and Effect     116
Finger Puppets: Retelling a Story     118
Author! Author! Domino Books: Author Study     119
I'm Your Number One Fan: Celebrating Favorite Books     121
Character Counts!: Comparing Characters     123
Character Coat of Arms: Studying Characters     125
A Change in Character: Cause and Effect     127
Character Flip-Flop Books: Character Development     129
Problem & Solution Jigsaw Puzzles: Finding the Problem and Solution     132
I've Got a Bone to Pick: Critiquing and Reviewing     135
"Who Am I?" Headbands: Literature Review     138
Story Quilts: Story Elements     140
Fact Frames: Gathering Facts     142
Rising and Falling Action: Plot Structure     144
Nonfiction Class Mural: Nonfiction Settings     146
Story Necklaces: Beginning, Middle, and End     148
Story Wheels: Story Elements     149
Story Towers: Main Events     151
Caldecott Posters: Art Appreciation     152
Caldecott Medal Winners: Book Reports     153
Reading Garden: Book Reports     159
Bibliography     160
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