Fun with Reading

We love to read. So, of course, we are excited about March is Reading Month!

Our schools have many fun activities planned this month like read a cereal box day, read- a shirt day, flashlight reading, and special guest mystery readers. We explore the different reading genres in our classrooms. Our students know that we all enjoy different books. Knowing the genres helps us decide which kind of story we’d like to read next.

Here is a video last year’s Techie Kids created to help others learn about genres.

THE GENRE SONG

The Genre Song from Kelly Moore on Vimeo.

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In our technology lab, we also explore many websites that share stories with some combination of text, audio, or video.

Here are some of our favorite reading sites.

ONLINE STORIES SQWORL

(Currently 50 links)

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This is a Reading Sqworl made just for my 6th, 7th, and 8th graders.

MIDDLE SCHOOL READING

 

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Happy Reading!
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Tell us about your favorite book and why you like it.


What is your favorite genre?

 

Can you tell us how your school celebrates reading?

 

Do you know of any other great reading websites to share?

 

 

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7 thoughts on “Fun with Reading

  1. Dear Techie Kids,
    It’s great to hear you are having a reading month – what a great idea! I love the idea of flashlight reading! Do you have to stay in school till it’s dark for that, I wonder?
    My favourite genre is Mystery. I have just finished reading ‘Girl, Missing’ by Sophie McKenzie (which is set in London and Boston). I also love Jenny Valentine, she writes great, suspenseful stories like The Double Life of Cassiel Roadnight and Broken Soup. Great for Y6 readers – 10/11+.
    In our class, we sometimes read Anthony Horowitz Diamond Brothers mysteries – they are funny, and great if you like films too.
    Thank you to all the Techie Kids who’ve been visiting ‘A Room with a View’ recently – we love getting all your comments, and really appreciate you taking the time to stop by and see what we’re up to!
    Your friend,
    Mrs Monaghan

    • Dear Mrs. Monaghan,

      I also like mysteries like Cam Jansen and Scooby Doo. I also like ficiton and fantasy books like Harry Potter. I have not heard of your stories. I think they probably sound great.

      We had DEAR time in our classroom. That stands for Drop Everything and Read.

      Thank you for blogging to Techie Kids.

      Sincerely,
      Willow

  2. Dear Techie Kids,
    Totally. absolutely. Fabulously. AWESOME! I love your genre video and song! Who is the singer? Did you all help with the choreography?
    You have so many fun ideas I would like to try. I am curious about the cereal box idea.
    My favorite two genres are #1 Mystery and #2 Realistic.
    Super impressed in WA,
    Mrs. Hembree

    • Dear Mrs Hembree,

      That is a very nice comment you left . The singer is actully Mrs.moore and the students in it are 5th graders from last year.The students last year i believe helped with the choreography.my favorite genres are fantasy and mystery.

      sincerly ,

      Brianna
      TechieKids

  3. Dear Techie Kids,
    My favorite book is Ripleys Believe It Or Not! So the reason i like this book is mostly because it has totally cool unbeleivable things in it that are so awesome.
    My favorite genre is realistic fiction and myths. Our school celebrates reading by having us read 2 lines of 100 book challenge and at award assemblies we stand up for a decent number of 100 book challenge steps that we read.

  4. Dear Techie kids,
    It was great reading what you wrote really cool and my favorite book is Dairy Of A Whimpy kid dog days it is so funny I love that book . And I would say my favorite genre is fantasy also in our school what we do to celebrate reading is called 100 book challenge. At the end of each marking period we have a asembely and say each students name shows up to see If they reached the goal and thats what we do. And I would say that a really helpful website that you guys should go to is youtube it has alot of viedeos of everything so you should go there. Also can you please visit my blog http://kidblog.org/MrsVilas/author/e09428f8-25a9-4e35-8748-6036e6387575/

  5. Dear Techie Kids,
    My favorite book is Encyclopedia Brown and the Case of the Slippery Salamander. I like it because it has the main character solving the crime just by looking at what the police chief said and the book gives facts about what a salamander is and what kind of habitat it lives in. My favorite genre is Mystery. I think Mystery is exciting because you have to think about who did the crime and why they did it. It is also suspenseful, and I like suspense. My school celebrates reading by having 100 book challenge and by the end of each marking period, the principal sees how many steps we did in the marking period. A step is 15 minutes. On Youtube, you can search for reading videos like how to read your writing like it’s gold. Also, Scholastic is a great website for books.

    From,
    Isabelle

    PS: My blog’s link is: kidblog.org/MrsVilas/author/bfa08ede-99a5-402f-84a8-19a4135cdb60/