Reading Activities

In the head of the reader activity:

  • Have students sit in 2 rows facing each other (cross-legged, knees touching)
  • Tell them to keep facing each other and not turn around
  • The teacher walks behind one row of students so the other row can see the book she is showing. She stays on one page (a good book will have lots of pictures and not that many words) and the students that can see her have to describe what is happening on the page to their partner.
  • Then the teacher flips the page and switches to walk behind the other row of students and that row gets a turn to describe what is going on.
  • This is a great activity to help students practice describing, visualizing, predicting, etc.
  • Our B. Ed class did this with the book “Tuesday”