Thursday, May 10, 2012

Non-Fiction Reading Marathon

I posted about My Reading Marathon and I tweaked it for non-fiction.  
My kids don't make a peep while we do this...it is magical!
My next marathon will be poetry.


Set a timer for 10 minute intervals:
Box 1- Design a book cover with title and author
Read for 10 minutes
Box 2- Write a list of questions you have about your topic
Read for 10 minutes
Box 3- Draw a Photo or Illustration with a caption
Read for 10 minutes 
Box 4- Write any interesting or new vocabulary with definitions
Read for 10 minutes
Box 5- Draw a diagram, Chart, Map, Graph or Timeline and Label
Read for 10 minutes
Box 6- List important facts about what you learned


Here are the kids working..so focused.







Here are some final projects:




http://mrshallfabulousinfourth.blogspot.com/2012/03/reading-marathon.html

13 comments:

  1. love this idea! what a great activity for those in-between big projects/studies!

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  2. What a great way to keep the students engaged, motivated to read and creatively thinking.

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  3. I love this! Great idea. :)

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  4. Love this! I plan to use it next week! Thanks! I'm your newest follower!

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  5. This activity could be adapted for any genre or book. Please try it...your kids will love it!!!!

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  6. Great idea. Thanks for posting.

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  7. You are fabulous! I appreciate your willingness to share.

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  8. Hi! Jenny (the sweet lady who posted right before me) is my co-worker, and she just shared your idea with me after school! I LOVE it! I am so excited to try this with my kiddos! Thanks for sharing!

    Amanda
    http://www.oneextradegree.blogspot.com

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  9. Thanks for the comments! I love getting them. I hope your kids love them as much as mine do. I have out a POETRY marathon that I hope to squeeze in soon!

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  10. Kelly, thank you for the wonderful idea! I do a lot of foldables with my kiddos, but I like the structure & timed intervals of this activity. With ideas as great as yours, I am anxious to start the new school year

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  11. I did this same thing only with fiction last school year (http://jessicaywinston.blogspot.com/2011/12/reading-marathon.html)
    I never got around to making a nonfiction marathon so this will be helpful.

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  12. This sounds amazing! I would love to see your poetry marathon.

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