|making puppets for Mr. Ball|
- Program Goals
- Reach beginning readers
- Collaborate with school reading specialists to meet the needs of struggling readers
- Encourage kids to build reading skills and enjoy reading!
- Attendance: 5 kids (grades 1-3)
- How Bookaneers works
- At the first meeting, or when they attend for the first time, kids receive a binder with a variety of starter sheets. They can get more sheets as needed from me or at the next meeting. They do not have to fill in the sheets for each book, they're just for fun and to help them remember what they read. I taped a letter to the parents inside each binder.
- Books are due at the next meeting. They have a due date taped to the front of each book. Don't forget your library card!
- It's ok if you don't feel like talking about your book or didn't finish.
- It's ok to have a parent or friend help you read and/or write in your binder
- We all read at different levels and speeds. This isn't a contest or a class; we're here to have fun reading together!
4:30 - 5:00: Discussion and craft
- Make/decorate notebooks and bookmarks if it's the first meeting, discuss what books they like and why and what their favorite things are.
- Otherwise, crafts and talking about our books! We talk about genres, what makes a book funny, scary, or sad, expand on nonfiction topics, learn new vocabulary (I'm still trying to get them to remember "anthropomorphic"), and discuss the art in the books. Sometimes the crafts tie into books, sometimes it's just whatever I came up with earlier that day.
- Final meeting we decorate t-shirts and the kids get a free book
- The kids get a snack (I try to make it something relatively healthy - dried fruit, pretzels, goldfish, apples, etc.) and I booktalk the selections for next time.
- If it's the last meeting of the school year, they each get a book to keep from the prize cart.
5:15-5:30: Choosing books and wrap-up
- Kids pick their book(s) for next time, finish crafts, younger siblings come in and eat snacks, etc.