Friday, April 22, 2011

Scrambled Story

At the beginning of the school year, my son couldn’t get enough of making his own books. He’d come home with scribbled-on scraps of paper stapled together, beaming with pride as he showed off the “book” he’d made at school. I cooked up this little activity to give him the same sense of accomplishment, but mainly just to coerce him into reading. (he he)

DLTK’s Growing Together website offers numerous printable story books for free download. Rather than simply give him the pages to color, cut out, and staple, I cut the words from the pages and mixed up their order. My son had to:

Read all the sentences and match each up with the appropriate picture.

Decide what order to put them in and glue them into the construction paper book I had stapled. (Coloring is optional.)

Lastly, re-read his new book.

This is a simple activity that you can pull together in just a few minutes. And if your child likes making their own books, this is a great way to foster that love while strengthening their reading skills.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the link to the free printables! Looks like you came up with a fun way to enjoy them :) My toddler can't match the sentences and pictures yet but loves coloring.