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?
- Fishing Poles?
Step 2: Connect and Reflect. Consider connecting to the setting of the book with your child or student to their own experience. Ask questions like:
- Have you seen a setting similar to where your character’s story is taking place?
- How is it similar?
- How is it different?
- How does the setting affect the main character’s experience?
- Does it make it harder for the character?
- Does it make it easier?
- What would happen if one thing in the setting changed? Would the story be the same?
Step 3: Create a map. Ask your child or student to pick a setting that they find interesting in the book and create a map. This can be but is not limited to a drawing, a recreation on video, a diorama, etc.
Step 4: Post it. Challenge participants posted a video or photo of their map to the Week #4 Reading Challenge post located in the Reading & Compassion Challenge Facebook Group.
All completed entries for the weekly challenges were reviewed and a raffle for a $10 gift card took place.