Reading Olympics -- The Projects

My students had some of their Reading Olympics projects due today (just one of 20 different days they are due), and I thought I would share them with you.  They have been working hard, reading books and creating projects, and I thought they deserved some recognition in the blogging world.

Project 1 -- Circle Map from the point of view of various characters (each part of the circle map represents a different character in the story, as well as one section for their own perception of the story)
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Project 2 -- Comprehension strategy poster (all 6 strategies are represented to show their understanding of the story that was read)
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Project 3 -- ABC Book about important details in the story
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Project 4 -- Bubble Maps (with evidence) describing various characters in the book

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Project 5 -- Mobile with different Thinking Maps, all related in some way to the book that was read
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The kids have been so good with showing their evidence and producing projects that really show their understanding of the plot, characters, setting, etc...  I am so proud of them!  I promise I will come back with an explanation of the entire Reading Olympics, as well as a pdf of ALL 20 projects.  But for now... I just wanted to show off my kiddos' work.  :)

14 comments

  1. Oooo...these are fantastic projects! I really love the point of view circle map and the comprehension strategy poster! Very, very impressive! Thanks for always being so inspiring Stephanie!
    Kristen

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  2. Love the point of view circle map! What a great idea! They have done some fabulous work here! You should be very proud! :)

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  3. Wow! What terrific work! I'm VERY intrigued by your reading Olympics and can't wait to see what you do. I am testing out your reading logs this week and several of my "never-turn-in-my-work-ers" said "I like these WAY better. They're way more fun than those (dumb) old ones." yes. They said dumb. So glad they're making some meaningful connections though!

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  4. Stephanie -- I am so glad your kids are at least liking the reading log better than the "dumb" old ones! I hope they work for you :) And I promise I am going to post about the ins and outs of Reading Olympics...just not today...way too tired!

    Kristen -- you are one to talk! YOU are the inspiration with all your ability to make things the way you do! Awesome!!

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  5. Stephanie~this is how I want to teach reading! You obviously get your kids to really read and respond to their reading through your Reading Olympics. I can't wait to hear more! Also, I'm trying out your "reading logs" next month. Sooo much better than mine!

    Elizabeth

    Fun in Room 4B

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  6. I am so excited that I found your blog! I am a fellow 5th grade teacher and it seems like upper grades are few and far between in blog land. I'm your newest follower!

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  7. Oooooo, this looks fantastic. I can't wait for you to share the pdf and other info about this project! :)

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  8. Stephanie, this looks fantastic. Have your shared the pdf and other information about this project? Sarah

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  9. The parent letter is not in the e-mail post I just received. Is there a way I can get this? I had my 6th graders trying the 40 book challenge last year, but only two (a brother and a sister) completed it. However, I did have students who read from several genres out of their comfort zone, because the challenge (from Donalyn Miller) was in place. Thanks! ~Mo

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  10. This was a great idea can't wait for the pdf file

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  11. Where can I find the pdf file? Did you ever post the other 15 activities. I am thinking about doing this in my classroom this year to break up AR testing.

    Thanks

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  12. Please! I would pay for a sample of this brochure! I really want to make the students' reading at home MATTER! This is a great way to make it happen.

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  13. These are great! Can't wait to see the rest!

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  14. Awesome project! I would love to use for second semester, do you have the pdf file with the 20 project choices? Thanks!

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