Love this idea.Instead of having students do a standard book report, teachers can have them put on a reading fair. A reading fair is similar to a science fair but with books instead. A great visual arts project in my opinion.
Times Machine is a database of New York Times articles that allows students to access exact digital copies of the famous newspaper dating back to 1851 with articles about everything from the sinking of the Titanic to death of President Lincoln.
Inference Bags-definitely doing this next year! (Kids place random items in their bag, write clues on the outside. Students go up and read the clues, and then infer what is in the bag.sort of a stretch I think, but fun!
The students read the passage independently, then travel around the classroom answering the questions on butcher paper. There can be stations with each station asking a question about a story element (i. one on characters, one on setting etc).
10 reader's theatre scripts for common fairy and folk tales with parts for emergent to fluent readers. Also includes reader response worksheets and organizers for students to write their own fractured fairy tale and/or script.