After reading nonfiction books, encourage students to share what they’ve learned by writing letters to a family member. Students will use this letter template to share the name of the book and a detailed summary of what they learned.
Engage your students in retelling stories and sharing their thoughts with this fun worksheet. After reading a book independently, young critics will tell what happens in the story and explain why they would or would not recommend it.
Being able to identify when and where a story takes place is an important skill for young readers. After reading fiction books, check students’ comprehension by having them draw the setting of the story in this fun reading comprehension activity.
As students practice reading independently, they’ll run into tricky words. Help them learn how to identify which books are “just right” for their reading level by recording how many tricky words they run into.
This printable booklet is a great way to help kindergarteners and first graders learn facts about Wangari Maathai, the first African woman to win a Nobel Peace Prize. Each nine page worksheet produces two half-page booklets.
After students read informational books, have them share and connect their learning by filling out this handy concept map. When they're done, students will have a fun visual representation of what they've learned.
Engage students in reading by having them share about the nonfiction books they read. This activity will get students talking, listening, and writing! They'll take turns sharing about the book they've read before writing a summary of their partner's book.