You can prepare a reading party with a special guest - the school principal, a teacher, family member, or an important person for the community - to make it a special event. The purpose of this activity is to have each student prepare a piece to read to an audience that is interested in this special event.
4. Going further than the text is a good opportunity for the enrichment of the reader's experience. Moreover, this type of activities lets students discuss what they read in groups.
Here are some alternate activities you can do with your students during reading hour:
-creating a play out of a story by writing a script, creating a wardrobe, and a set
-put the characters in the story on trial
-make sculptures that represent the character's personalities
-make advertisements to publicize the book
-illustrate a story or turn it into a comic strip
-buy the movie that goes with the book
n what they read and how it relates to the original book.
4. Illustrations are a very good way of getting students more interested in reading, especially for those who have difficulties with it.
You can select picture books to read with the students during reading hour and show them how the illustrations and words tell the story. To use picture books you can:
-tell the story as the pictures illustrate it and then ask students to draw their own illustrations to incorporate into the book
-arrange the students into groups and asking each to tell the story being told through the illustrations their book has as they show them to the rest of the class