Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Go Beyond Reading: Take it one step further

Need another idea to take a book beyond reading? Try taking it one step further. For example, you’ve just finished reading a book about moving to a new place. Ask your child or students to pick a city and research the area as if they are going to move there. What does the new city have for children to do? Do they have a library? Parks? Museums? Is there a lake or a river nearby? Are there any amusement parks? Mountains?

Next have them pick a different country to move to. What would be different there? What kind of money would they need? What language would they have to learn to speak? Is the country inland or on the sea? What do the houses look like there? What are the traditional foods? Holidays?

This can lend itself to all kinds of ideas and get the children excited about learning about new places.

posted by Joy Delgado
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