While it is true not all reading requires a response, in the real world of the classroom, teachers know that in order to meet the learning needs of individuals and small groups, the rest of the class must be occupied. Sheena Cameron's Reading Activity Handbook: Purposeful reading responses to enrich your literacy programme is a comprehensive collection of reading response ideas that includes 19 photocopy masters to support students' learning. It is designed for teachers at all levels of primary/elementary and intermediate/middle school. Providing students with opportunities to engage in purposeful reading responses has many benefits, including: allowing teachers to work with individuals and small groups, creating opportunities to observe and monitor students' comprehension, providing authentic reading, writing, talking and creative experiences for students and producing quality work that students value. The response in this book will benefit your students by: providing opportunities for student choice, which increases student motivation and engagement, deepening levels of comprehension by requiring them to return to the text for different purposes, enabling them to make personal connections with literature, developing independence and positive self-image as a reader. The Reading Activity Handbook: Purposeful reading responses to enrich your literacy programme is an essential reference for teachers when planning literacy sessions.
As a volunteer "reading granny" in a small, rural all-Maori school, this provides me with some great ideas for helping our tamariki in developing their comprehension skills.
Reading Activities handbook
Posted by Heather Irwin on 28th Jan 2016
I am a Resource Teacher of Literacy who recommends this product on a daily basis to classroom teachers. I model strategies from this book- then recommend schools purchase this handbook. very valuable resource!