Read it and remember it!
By reading a book a day, students can be
to a lot more books. What you do is take a book and literally rip it
You can do this by chapter or by a couple of chapters depending on how
long the book is. Divide the class into small groups. Give each group a
section of the book that they are in charge of reading. When each group
is done, they will describe and draw pictures of what happened in their
chapter, on butcher paper that you have hung up around the room. Then
a whole class, you can go over the entire book. You have now read a
in a day. Students will read the book assigned. The student will be
to list the main characters from the book, and the part they played.
student will be able to describe the overall theme, setting and plot of
the book. Students will be able to know specifics about one or
chapters, and get the general idea of the rest of the book, and Report
to the rest of the class, in detail, about the section of the book they
One book (whatever you want your class to read)
Butcher Paper Markers
Introduce the book to the class.
In front of the class (this is very important because they love to
see it) rip the book apart by chapter or every other chapter, depending
on the length of the book or the size of your class.
Divide the students into groups of three or four. Have them read their
assigned section, take notes in their journals, and discuss what
When they are through reading their section, they can draw pictures or
write words on the butcher paper that you have hung around the room,
what they read.
Once every group has finished, go over the book as a whole class. Each
group can talk about their part when you get to that part of the story.
You should have the entire story hung up around the room, and everyone
should feel as though they have read the whole book.
Ask students about the characters of the book. Ask them about plot,
theme, description, etc. Ask students what they thought of the book.
did they like/dislike?Ask students what they would want to change if
wrote the book.Talk about the author, and see if students have read any
other works by the author.