Fiction Units

Independent

Online Games (Websites & Apps):

  • Look up your favorite author. What did you learn about him/her?
  • If you need to practice your sight words, use the App, “endless reader” and “endless wordplay,”
  • Download the Reading Rainbow app to help find books you would like to read.

Videos:

  • Watch the movie version of your book. How is the movie and the book similar and different?
  • Create a “You are an expert” video. Record yourself working on the strategy you are practicing. In the video, go through the steps you would take.

Family

Games & Activities:

These are some games and activities that you can circle back through over and over again throughout the year. .

  • Choose a book that you would like to read with a family member. Choose a part (role) that you would like to read. Have a family member choose a different part (role).
  • Practice your stamina by choosing a book you would like to read. Set a timer for a different time working up to 30 minutes.
  • Ask a family member to have a book club with you. Come to the club meeting prepared to discuss your book. Some topics to talk about are: traits, feelings, problem/solution, lessons.
  • Draw a picture of the setting in your book. Think about the details the author is using to help you create your picture.
  • Do some work around the strategy you are working on. Show your parents how you use your tool. Make this a plan for your reading tonight.
  • Collect a bunch of words/phrases that you found difficult. Reread those parts with a family member trying to figure them out together.
  • Go to the library and start a book club with your family members. Choose a series and create a reading plan
  • As you read, notice patterns about your characters across your book.
  • Write a letter to your character. In the letter, respond to how they solved their problem. Explain to your character how you would solve the character differently.
  • Create a “lesson learned” book. On each page, you can write or illustrate a character and the lesson that character learns in their story.
  • Sort books that you have read based on characters that are similar.
  • Sort books that you have read based on lessons that are similar.

Projects:

  • Create a movie poster about the book you are reading. Think about the characters in your book, the problem/solution and how you want to display this on your movie poster.
  • Create a diorama of a scene where your character is facing trouble.
  • Create a mobile of your character with traits and evidence hanging down.
  • Create a diary or scrapbook of a day in the life of your character.
  • Create a map displaying what it would look like in your character’s world.
  • Create a readers theater about your book. Create a video of it to show your friends and family.