Reading Challenge #8

Final Challenge!! Participants posted a picture of their summer reading list to the Week #8 Reading Challenge post located in the Reading & Compassion Challenge Facebook Group. 

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Reading Challenge #7

There are several different ways that an author reveals information about a character in a text. An author reveals information about a character through:  physical traits  actions  thoughts  dialogue and interactions with other characters  Below are some steps for this week’s challenge.  STEP 1: CHOOSE two characters that you would like to compare and contrast.   STEP 2: TALK ABOUT IT using the questions below:   What are the similarities and differences between their _______? (physical traits, actions, etc.)  How are these ______ alike […]

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Reading Challenge #6

Research has shown that fluent oral reading learned through performance reading leads not only to engagement in and enjoyment of reading for students but to reading comprehension. Learn more at Reading Rockets.   Below are some steps for this challenge.  STEP 1: READ. Select a book. Choose one with characters that have strong personalities and clear roles in the story. Click here for a list of suggested books. STEP 2: ASK? Talk a little bit about what happens in the […]

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Reading Challenge #5

The theme of a story is the message that you can apply to your own life. Often a book has multiple themes interwoven in the story. To find the theme of a book, movie, music, follow the steps below.  STEP 1: Create a t-chart. On the left side, make a list of recurring topics. For example, in Finding Nemo, common topics in the story include love, trust, family, security, danger, obedience.  STEP 2: Fill out the chart. On the right side of the chart, add supporting […]

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Literacy Challenge #4

Welcome to the fourth week of the Families In Schools Reading Challenge. For ten weeks, we are challenging children and young adults, ages 18 and under, to read a Million++ Words. Below are some step-by-step instructions to submit your fourth challenge.  Step 1: Ask. Consider the setting of the book you or your student is currently reading.  Where does it take place?  Is it in a room?   A city?   A garden?   A ship?   A neighborhood?  What does your character see around the location?   People?  Houses?  Clothing?  […]

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