Unit 1: We Are Readers

Independent

Online Games (Websites & Apps):

Videos:

Games & Activities:

  • Go on a “letter hunt” in your book – choose a letter and see how many times you see it in your book
  • Act out your favorite book by matching your voice to the characters’
  • Find a favorite reading spot in your house

Projects:

  • Sort a pile of books into different categories (e.g. storybooks & information books)
  • Prepare a speech about why you think someone should read your favorite book.
  • Make a sign to put up by your favorite reading spot

Family

Games & Activities:

  • Take a walk around your neighborhood and try to read the signs around your community (e.g. STOP signs; buses; trains)
  • Choose a book that you love to read together and have your child retell the story by pointing to the pictures
  • Go to the library together and check out lots of books that look exciting/interesting.
  • Give your child pictures from a family event and have them retell the story
  • Choose an “Old Favorite Book” (a book you’ve read over and over again) and have your child retell the story by looking at the pictures
  • Make new “Old Favorite Books” by rereading new stories over again!

Projects:

  • Use a flashlight on a wall and ask your child to act out a favorite book with shadow puppets.
  • Using old socks, create puppets for their favorite book and have them act out the story