The Reading Activity Handbook: Purposeful reading responses to enrich your literacy programme is a comprehensive collection of reading response ideas that includes 19 photocopy masters to support students' learning. It is designed for teachers at all levels of primary/elementary and intermediate/middle school. Providing students with opportunities to engage in purposeful reading responses has many benefits including: allowing teachers to work with individuals and small groups; creating opportunities to observe and monitor students' comprehension; providing authentic reading, writing, talking and creative experiences for students; producing quality work that students value. The responses in this book will benefit your students by: providing opportunities for student choice, which increases student motivation and engagement; deepening levels of comprehension by requiring them to return to the text for different purposes; enabling them to make personal connections with literature; developing independence and positive self-image as a reader. he Reading Activity Handbook: Purposeful reading responses to enrich your literacy programme is an essential reference to teachers when planning literacy sessions.
Sheena Cameron is an experienced classroom teacher who has taught in New Zealand, England and the United States. She currently teaches primary school part time and works as a literacy consultant facilitating workshops in schools and at the University of Auckland, New Zealand.