Pick a spot in your house or backyard where you can build a reading fort with your family. Use items from your home to build your fort. You can read, draw, play games or just enjoy hanging out together in your fort. 1. Tap the add button to add to your journal. 2. Take a photo of your fort with you reading a book inside. 3. Tap the microphone to tell how you are using your fort. What books have you read or do you plan on reading inside your fort. 4. Tap the check to add to your journal. Option: Count the number of things you used to build your fort. How many shapes are included? Family Why: Creative projects allow children to think critically, take risks, and collaborate. Building a fort together allows you to take a "vacation" without ever leaving the house and makes a fun, cozy spot for reading.
Inspiring students to read at home is important. Reading in new places keeps reading fresh and interesting. This activity also gives students a fun way to actively engage with their family. You can deepen the activity by adding design thinking elements: Define the problem, Brainstorm, Pick a design, Plan to build, Build (test, redesign), Present the solution. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.K.4 CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.1.4 CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.2.4 21st Century Learning: collaboration and creativity