[Surfnetkids: 25 Aug 2010] Reading Activities

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#1. August 25, 2010

Barbara J. Feldman
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#2. Reading Activities

by Barbara J. Feldman

Reading Activities Printable (** for premium members only)

Although printed books will probably be center stage for reading activities with preschoolers and early elementary grades, the Internet also has a huge stash of online reading activities and ideas for offline activities such as puppet play and making bookmarks.

ED.gov: Compact for Reading & School-Home Links
The Compact for Reading outlines a partnership between families and schools to improve reading skills, but it’s the School-Home Links Reading Kits I want you to look at. They are available in easy-to-print PDF format for four grade levels: K through 3. Weighing in at a hefty hundred pages each, they are chock full of printable reading activities and worksheets. Great stuff, but very elementary. You may find your own student ready to do the grade 3 level work at a much younger age.

Education.com: First Grade Reading Activities
Make a lunch box magnet board, tell a story with sock puppets, or go on a treasure hunt for the emperor’s new clothes. Education.com has collected eighty illustrated reading activities and projects for first graders. As with most grade-level activities, your child may be ready for these in preschool or they may still be useful in second grade. You can find additional grade levels in the right-hand menu.

Reading Rockets: All Activities Articles
With sections for parents, teachers, principals and librarians, Reading Rockets is on a mission to launch young readers. This article archive contains more than forty reading activities for home and classroom, including dozens of literacy bags. What’s a literacy bag? It’s Ziploc bag with a printable activity, bookmark, and parent info sheet designed to be sent home by a teacher with a book. But the idea is also great for parents looking for portable reading activities.

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#3. Printables Club Members Also Get …

Surfnetkids Printables Club Members also get the following printables to use in the classroom, the computer lab, the school library, or to send home with students:
Reading Activities Printable
Stories Printable
Reading Comprehension Printable
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“Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.” ~~ Joseph Addison ~~ (May 1, 1672 – June 17, 1719) British essayist, poet. Click here for more reading quotes.

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