I am accelerating a group of students who just whiz through all forms of reading assessment. Their first task was to read True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle and respond to some probing questions with their group.
For their final project they had to write a letter in first person, as Charlotte, to the Boston Herald newspaper, explaining the choices they had made.
I was so impressed with what they created. They stayed in "character" and based their choices on many obvious and subtle references from the book. Well done by them! BTW, if you're interested in this novel study, you can find it here.
This was a fun board I created after seeing something similar in a library at another school district. My students keep track of how many books they finish all year, and we count the books on one of the last days of school. When I suggested this board, they were so excited! We didn't have too many sea creatures on our school Cricut machine, but I found turtles, sea horses, and dragonflies (ok, it's a stretch!) The lowest category that has turtles in it is 51-75 books. Love those readers!
Have you ever used Quizizz? The kids love it! You create a quiz (or find one) and they work individually, although it shows them everyone else's place in the standings as they race against each other. A great way to review anything from math facts to vocabulary!
My husband and I are planning a short getaway next month to Charleston, South Carolina. Looking forward to visiting this city! What should we see or do while we're there?