Are you ready to get your marchin’ boots on for fun March reading opportunities?!
Do you have a full day planned for Read Across America this coming Monday March 3? “You’re never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read to a child.” We hope you enjoy RAA with your students!
Another great reading opportunity in March is the Iditaread! Take your students on an extraordinary reading journey in conjunction with the amazing journey of mushers and sled dog teams known as the IDITAROD. The race begins March 1 and goes through mid March. The Iditarod race is set up perfectly to allow students to follow each step of the race, while reaching their reading goals as they watch the Iditarod participants reach their racing goals.
EVERYTHING you need for your own Iditaread Program is included in this FREE DOWNLOAD! This Iditaread packet comes complete with: Participant Certificate, Letter to Parents, Reading Records, Tally Sheets, and much more. (Content and materials in this packet provided by: Iditarod Education Department)
Another really cool reading idea: Encourage your students to review the books they read. I was amazed when a friend told me about a 5th grader that created a blog to share reviews of the books he’s read. Since it’s inception, this young blogger has continued to post reviews once or twice monthly. The reviews are short and to the point, and at the end of each review, he rates the book or movie in “worms,” five worms being the highest reward. How cool is that!? Encourage your students to check out his blog, and subscribe to it, or start one of their own!
So “March on”… and try new and fun twists on important reading dates to peak your students’ interest in reading. Because as the wise Dr, Seuss says: “The more you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” 🙂