20 Innovate Ways to Help Your Child Tackle Reading

  1. Make superhero masks to wear and build confidence while reading.
  2. Locate the setting of the books you are reading on a map or globe.
  3. Prepare a snack that matches the book. (ex: green eggs and ham)
  4. Bring the book to life by going on a field trip matching the settings.
  5. Be a talk show host and write questions you would ask the characters.
  6. Create a storyboard of pictures to match a chapter book.
  7. Write a letter to the author of the book.
  8. Start a neighborhood book club with themed drinks and snacks.
  9. Toss, kick, or pass a ball while talking about what you’re reading.
  10. Read outside.
  11. Graph the genre of each book you read.
  12. Match fiction to nonfiction books on various topics.
  13. Produce a book talk video.
  14. Write a rap song summarizing the book.
  15. Dress up as your favorite character.
  16. Choose audio books for road trips.
  17. Act out the book.
  18. Read, reread, and record your reading to listen to and improve upon.
  19. Write a sequel for the book you are reading.
  20. Join our Tackle Reading team March 2nd! Stay tuned!

Tackle Reading is a resource created for parents and teachers to promote a love of literacy at home and in school. It contains motivational tips, supportive guidance, engaging activities, and inspirational stories written by 45 contributing writers including NFL athletes, authors, literacy leaders, celebrities, and educational organizations. Visit http://www.creativemindspublications.com to learn more and follow @KathrynStarke on social media to learn more how to join our team! Together, we can tackle reading across America!