Monday, February 6, 2012

At-Home Reading Program

I am really fortunate to have very supportive families in my classroom. So at this point of the school year, I send home an optional at-home reading program. This year, almost every family decided to participate!

For the program, the children receive special reading journals. The students choose a book from a special bin and bring both the book and journal home in a Ziploc bag. I glue a list of comprehension questions to the inside of the journal and the children are required to answer one question about the book they read.

When they return the journal I usually write a short comment back to them. Then, they pick a new book to bring home. Here are the letters and forms I use:


  1. I am working on my own take home bags right now for reading. It is taking FOREVER but I know that it is going to be worth it. Thank you for the letters and forms, they will help me develop my own! :)

    Second Grade Math Maniac

  2. I love sending home book bags! I feel so lucky to work at a school that has a HUGE collection of books for us to send home. :) The work involved is certainly worth it.

    Krazy About Kiddos