Reader of the Week! FREEBIE!

We’re halfway through the year and that means everyone has had a chance to be Star of the Week. We love to start the year off with this getting to know you Star of the Week activity first and THEN 2nd semester lead into Reader of the Week. That way students have had a chance to shine as the “Star” and are ready to shine as the “Reader of the Week.” 

Now if you’re not familiar with my Star of the Week procedures, I like to make it a big deal. I also like to have them do all the jobs for the week so that way I’m not changing out jobs all the time. Brilliant, right? They love it. They are line leader, calendar leader, clip chart changer, go-fer, and whatever else I need.  See my Star of the Week blog post HERE for more information and see the Star of the Week product HERE.

So second semester I just continue with the routine of the jobs but change it to Reader of the Week (did I mention this product is FREE?). Students select a favorite book at their reading level and for a week ahead of time, practice their fluency and holding it up for the class to see. Directions on how I run the program are included, but they can certainly be modified to suit your classroom’s needs.

The week before, I send a letter home explaining the program and the expectations. (Bonus! The letter is also editable.) 

If you teach 1st grade, you know how easy (and how important) it is to make them feel special. I’ve also included a fun colorful Reader of the Week crown and an ink-saving black and white version that students can color. These can be worn on the day they read to the class. How fun and easy peasy is that?

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