Me As A Reader Step Book
This is a simple step book made from two sheets of paper that are folded and stapled. We did the top cover together. On the other pages of the book, the kids wrote about their favorite character we've met this year, their favorite book this year, and their favorite genre. It was a good activity to review many of the things we've learned about this year. You could really see their brains stretching to think about themselves as readers! That's hard work for some of our kids.
Reader's Self Portrait
Once we talked about favorite books that we've read this year, I had the kids draw a self portrait of them reading their favorite book. In the step book described above, I had the kids choose a favorite book that I'd read aloud and we shared together. For this activity the kids could choose any book, whether it was one I'd read aloud or one they've read during independent reading. We took the drawing slow and steady. I knew things were going to be good when it got real quiet in the room while they were working! Here's a few of the finished products. They turned out great!!