We had a Reading Marathon last Wednesday! I found this idea in the fall on a website and have no idea from who...if it was you, please let me know so I can give you credit!
What is a Reading Marathon? It was 110 minutes of reading and writing and the kids loved it!!!
The day started with the children getting a piece of large paper and folding into 6 squares. They took out the book that they were reading independently. I set my timer to keep everyone on task. Every ten minutes the children would alternate between working on a square or reading. I even participated in the reading! The kids asked to do this everyday...I told them once a month! I think I might try a different genre. This could be tweaked to do a project. ex. Animals
Round 2- Read for 10 minutes
Round 3- Choose your favorite character draw and label. Write three important details about the character.
Round 4- Read for 10 minutes
Round 5- Write a quick summary of your book. (We used the somebody, wanted, but, so, then organizer)
Round 6- Read for 10 minutes
Round 8- Read for 10 minutes
Round 9- Write 3 questions about your book. (we used "I wonder" statements too)
Round 10- Read for 10 minutes
Round 11- Write a connection or the theme or both.