The Bulldog Break Reading Challenge!
HOW MANY BOOKS CAN A BULLDOG READ WHEN A BULLDOG HAS A BIG BREAK?
Each student reads as many books as they can over the break! (After they do their school work, unless their schoolwork includes reading a book, in that case: win and win!)
HOW IT WORKS:
- Read a book
- Fill out the reading log at the bottom of the page when you finish a book.
- Read another book
- Watch the reading count go up as more and more Bulldogs read more and more books!
- Tag pictures of you or your students reading on social media with #FearlessReaders!
- Read and repeat!
Over the break, please keep reading! We want all our Bulldog students to continue to grow in their reading ability, without losing any of the gains they have made so far this year. All the research shows, it only takes twenty minutes a day of reading! Students have had a chance to visit the library and almost every Mills Lawn and McKinney Middle School student has checked out books to take home.
Even with our schools and public libraries closed, there are also many other ways to read. Online, there are many wonderful sites to explore. With any device (computer, tablet, Kindle fire, IPAD, cell phone, etc) there are lots of choices. Here are just a few:
INFOhio offers grade appropriate reading resources. BookFlix is especially good for grades K-3.
Hoopla requires a Greene County Public Library card, but with it gives access to e-books, audio-books, comic books, movies, and more. If you have never used it you will need your library card to set up your account.
The Digital Downloads Collaboration offers a huge collection of e-books and audio-books accessible with your Greene County Public Library card. You will need to set up an account to use the resource.
Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is a book gifting program that mails free books to children from birth to age five in participating communities within the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and Republic of Ireland.
At stories.audible.com, you will find hundreds of our titles available completely free. The collection has been handpicked by our editors and is a mix of stories to entertain, engage, and inform young people, ages 0–18.
The New York Public Library published a list of their choices for the top 100 children’s books from the last 100 years. The Internet Archive took a look at the books they had available in the Open Library and Internet Archive collections, and it turned out that they had scanned a lot of them! There is no cost to borrow books through either site, you just need a free account.
The SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s award-winning children’s literacy website, Storyline Online, streams videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations. Readers include Viola Davis, Chris Pine, Lily Tomlin, Kevin Costner, Annette Bening, James Earl Jones, Betty White and dozens more.
Other Free Sites:
- http://kids.nationalgeographic.comlots of good informational reading
- http://www.timeforkids.com/newsmany different articles for kids.
- http://pbskids.org/lions/stories/ Aimed at K-1 students.
- www.youtube.comTry your favorite book. There is often someone reading it aloud.
- www.amazon.com Search the kindle store“ free kindle books children” .Or try “ free audio books”.
- http://digital-storytime.com. This is through I Tunes store but there are many choices. Search by price:free.
- https://www.storyjumper.com/ You can read or create your own book online.