Every day, read an article, story, or chapter of a book. Then pick an activity from the list below! You can try a different activity every day, or repeat a favorite. Check back for more activities next week.

Fiction (a story that is made up):

  • Think about your favorite part of the story. Then draw a picture of it.
  • Think about a problem that a character in the story is having. What advice would you give to a character in this story? Write it.
  • Think about what happened in the story. Draw pictures of what happens in the beginning, the middle, and the end.
  • Pretend you are going to talk to one of the characters in the story. What questions would you ask them?
  • If you could recommend this book to someone, who would it be? Why do you think they would like it? Write about why they should read it. 
  • Pretend you are friends with one of the characters in the story. What would you do together? Draw a picture or write about it.
  • Think about how the story ended. If you could change the ending, how would you make it different? Draw a picture of what would happen or write your own ending.
  • Pick a drawing or picture from the book. Then act it out!
  • Write a review of the story you just read. Draw a happy face if you liked it or a sad face if you didn't like it. Then explain why you liked it or didn't like it.

 

Nonfiction (a book or article that teaches you about true things):

  • What is one new thing that you learned from what you read? Write or draw about it.
  • What is one question you would like to ask the author of the book or article? Write it.
  • Would you like to read more books or articles about this topic? Why or why not? Write about it.
  • What is something you learned from the article or book that surprised you? Write about it.
  • If you could recommend this book or article to someone, who would it be? Why do you think they would like it? Write about why they should read it. 
  • Write a review of the book or article you just read. Draw a happy face if you liked it or a sad face if you didn't like it. Then explain why you liked it or didn't like it.

 

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