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Read for My Summer
Beat the summer heat with engaging activities from ReadWriteThink.org.
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Letís Go on a Reading Hunt!
|Grades||K – 2|
|Activity Time||60 to 90 minutes (can be done over different days)|
In this activity, children go on a hunt for places where they can read and enjoy books: on a family road trip, at the pool, at the doctor's office. After exploring places to read, children compose their own books modeled on the rhythm and rhyme of Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss.
The more children read, the stronger they become as readers. One of the best ways to encourage children to read is to ask them to think of themselves as readers. As children complete their hunt for places to read in this activity, they imagine themselves as readers in a variety of different environments. As a result, children not only identify places they can read during the summer months but they also strengthen their self-confidence in their literacy skills.
This activity was modified from the ReadWriteThink lesson plan "Reading Everywhere with Dr. Seuss."