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

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

by Michael Gravois

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780439796835
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 09/01/2007
Series: Teaching Resources Series
Edition description: Teachers G
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 8.38(w) x 10.88(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 7 - 8 Years

About 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.

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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