Saturday, July 28, 2012

Let's Read Marathon!

photo credit: John Morgan - flickr cc
Awesome idea to help kids comprehend from Fabulous in Fourth and Ms. Winston's Blog. I adjusted the activities and timeframe (older kids read for 10 minute intervals) for younger children who aren't reading chapter books yet. A reading marathon begins with kids choosing a book. Then, you set a timer. Students read for a bit, then stop and complete a task. The tasks they do will help them remember key details from the text. When they have finished all the tasks, they make a timeline. Incorporate some technology into the activity with Popplet! Kids can create a mind map to organize their thoughts.

1 comment:

  1. Mind mapping is a fun and creative task done in order to visually illustrate the ideas you've or gathered from a brainstorming session. Doing this on a whiteboard is the ideal use case along with your work mates or the team working on the same project. However, sometimes your team may not in the same location as you. You can still collaboratively do the mind mapping using a mind map software . Its web based and real-time so the whole team can brainstorm online.