Motivating kids to read is sometimes very difficult and getting them to get through a potentially LONG passage adds a special challenge.
Finish reading an Article BINGO:
We are doing a Juvenile Justice Unit in our ERWC curriculum and we spent the last two days reading this Greg Ousely article: Greg Ousley Is Sorry for Killing His Parents and we still weren’t finished and I figured a 3rd Day of me reading to the kids (despite the great discussions we had and different pictures we used and such) was probably not the best idea for a Thursday.
So we played a game instead and they read the remaining 4-5 pages with their partner and did a very thorough job of it I think because of this game. I was very satisfied with how they did, gotta be honest. Sometimes games waste time and distract but this did seem to focus them pretty well because they were looking for answers.
Download the PowerPoint HERE
Book Circle Reading BINGO:
My other classes were doing “Book Circle” books and after doing several reading activities that week, I decided to do this with them as well to just get them to read for awhile in their books (which they are supposed to be finishing soon!