Reading
challenge
The Power of Reading
FREE READING
• “No single literacy activity has a more positive effect on
students‟
comprehension,
vocabulary knowledge,
s...
Did you know?
The average adult
American reads only 4
books per year.
TYPES OF BOOKS
• Poetry anthologies
• Traditional literature
(folk tales, folk lore,
etc)
• Realistic fiction
• Historical...
8th grade challenge
•20 books
•ONE from each category
•11+ books your choice
7th grade challenge
•15 books
•ONE from each category
•6+ books your choice
6th grade challenge
•12 books
•ONE from each category
•3+ books your choice
5th grade challenge
•10 Books
•5 books from category list
•5 books your choice
activities
• Readers‟ notebook
• Book reviews
• Poetry month
• Book commercials
• “reports”
POETRY
• 1. Definition: shortened form of writing
• 2. uses metaphors, similes, personification
• 3. poet expresses feelin...
traditional
• 1. Definition: stories passed down from generations
• 2. myths, legends, folk tales, fairy tales, nursery
rh...
Realistic fiction
• 1. Characters: everyday people doing everyday
things “Could this happen today?”
• 2. Setting: modern d...
Historical fiction
• 1. Characters: famous/real event in history
• 2. Setting: could be historical site, pre 1970ish
• 3. ...
Fantast y
• 1. Characters: talking animals, mythical creatures,
magic users
• 2. Setting: often medieval, time travel, mag...
Science fiction
• 1. Characters: mutants, robot, alien, “mad”
scientist, thinking computers
• 2. Setting: advanced tech ci...
Mystery
• 1. Characters: detective, investigators, spies
• 2. Setting: possible crime scene, detective agency,
haunted/str...
informational
• Purpose: provides information – nonfiction, science,
crafts, sports, social studies, articles,
Biography, autobio,
memoir
• 1. Biography: story of someone‟s life, written by
another
• 2. Autobiography: story of someon...
Notebook
• 1. Tally list-lists categories and number of books required from each
• 2. Reading list-Each book you‟ve attemp...
resources
• www.rif.org
• www.arbookfind.com
• www.scholastic.com
Chris Crowe
english editor and columnist – a want for his own children
• “I‟d like just once, to have one of them
stagger ...
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  • ----- Meeting Notes (9/16/13 07:44) -----IOWA tests, reading comprehension, vocab, etc. HS placement tests, college entrance exams. How could you improve your scores?
  • Stephen Krashen is professor emeritus at the University of Southern California, who moved from the linguistics department to the faculty of the School of Education in 1994. He is a linguist, educational researcher, and activist.
  • 8th grade requirement-207th grade requirement-156th grade requirement-125th grade requirement-10
  • A book challenge

    1. 1. Reading challenge The Power of Reading
    2. 2. FREE READING • “No single literacy activity has a more positive effect on students‟ comprehension, vocabulary knowledge, spelling, writing ability and overall academic achievement than free voluntary reading.” -Stephen Krashen
    3. 3. Did you know? The average adult American reads only 4 books per year.
    4. 4. TYPES OF BOOKS • Poetry anthologies • Traditional literature (folk tales, folk lore, etc) • Realistic fiction • Historical fiction • Fantasy • Science fiction • Mystery • Informational • Biography/autobiogra phy/memoir • choices
    5. 5. 8th grade challenge •20 books •ONE from each category •11+ books your choice
    6. 6. 7th grade challenge •15 books •ONE from each category •6+ books your choice
    7. 7. 6th grade challenge •12 books •ONE from each category •3+ books your choice
    8. 8. 5th grade challenge •10 Books •5 books from category list •5 books your choice
    9. 9. activities • Readers‟ notebook • Book reviews • Poetry month • Book commercials • “reports”
    10. 10. POETRY • 1. Definition: shortened form of writing • 2. uses metaphors, similes, personification • 3. poet expresses feelings or opinions • 4. MAY follow a form or have structure
    11. 11. traditional • 1. Definition: stories passed down from generations • 2. myths, legends, folk tales, fairy tales, nursery rhymes, tall tales • 3. foundation for fantasty
    12. 12. Realistic fiction • 1. Characters: everyday people doing everyday things “Could this happen today?” • 2. Setting: modern day/time, realistic place • 3. Plot: realistic events
    13. 13. Historical fiction • 1. Characters: famous/real event in history • 2. Setting: could be historical site, pre 1970ish • 3. Plot: historical event
    14. 14. Fantast y • 1. Characters: talking animals, mythical creatures, magic users • 2. Setting: often medieval, time travel, magical • 3. Plot: hero‟s journey/quest, often good v. evil
    15. 15. Science fiction • 1. Characters: mutants, robot, alien, “mad” scientist, thinking computers • 2. Setting: advanced tech cities, spaceships, other solar systems, time travel, • 3. Plot: alien attacks, time travel, tech/experiment gone wrong
    16. 16. Mystery • 1. Characters: detective, investigators, spies • 2. Setting: possible crime scene, detective agency, haunted/strange house • 3. Plot: crime, mysterious event
    17. 17. informational • Purpose: provides information – nonfiction, science, crafts, sports, social studies, articles,
    18. 18. Biography, autobio, memoir • 1. Biography: story of someone‟s life, written by another • 2. Autobiography: story of someone‟s life, written by themselves • 3. Memoir: a short account of the author‟s experiences, memories, written by themselves
    19. 19. Notebook • 1. Tally list-lists categories and number of books required from each • 2. Reading list-Each book you‟ve attempted (not finished), and each book you‟ve finished. List the title, author, date finished, difficulty of book (your scale), and a BRIEF summary (2 sentences) You may list any information about the book that may help you in further assignments. ONE page per book. Allow 25-30 pages. • 3. Books to Read/Shopping List/Recommendations-these are books that you have heard or read about that you would like to read, including sequels. • 4. Response Entries-”Journaling” about a book • 5. Activities-book reviews, „reports‟, commercials, poem to memorize
    20. 20. resources • www.rif.org • www.arbookfind.com • www.scholastic.com
    21. 21. Chris Crowe english editor and columnist – a want for his own children • “I‟d like just once, to have one of them stagger into the kitchen, bleary-eyed and late for breakfast, because of staying up all night to finish a novel. I‟d love to see them curled up on the couch rereading a favorite book. I would go to my grave a contented old man if once before I die, and before my kids grow up, I could hear one of my children talking excitedly to a friend about a book just finished.”

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