• Read On, State!
    #readonstate 
     
    Read On, State! Join the State College community reading anytime, anywhere.  Join us...
    • encouraging everyone to carry something to read all the time.
    • sharing with each other what we are reading.
    • celebrating reading using a variety of media.
    Follow us on social media:  FaceBook   Twitter
    Post a pic of what and where you are reading on Instagram #ReadOnState.
     
  • IDEAS & STORIES FROM CLASSROOMS  
    Have you been part of any of these events?  Or do you have another idea to share?  Share your ideas and stories with us by submitting your information to this survey.  
     
    • Share what you are reading with a sign on your desk
    • Academic Lit students are planning videos explaining why reading is cool.
    • Mystery Reader: Have a parent or grandparent, or other community member come in as a "surprise guest." The mystery reader waits in the hallway while the teacher gives the children three clues as to who it might be. Then , enter the MYSTERY READER who brings a book of their choosing (after being okayed by the teacher :))   to read to the children.
    • First day of school: Each child brings a favorite book the teacher will read sometime the first week of school as a read aloud. (Info previously sent home to the parents giving examples of books and explaining time constraints etc.) This is a great activity for each child to immediately feel special the first week of school. It also allows the teacher to get to know the child a bit more thorough their book choice.
    • Book in a Bag: Children select with the teacher a "Good Fit Book" to add to their Book Bucket each Monday as a special book to be taken home on Friday. (They of course are choosing books throughout the week for their book buckets, but this one is designated as a book for their "Book in a Bag." They enjoy  the book all week at school then carry it home in a ziplock bag to share with their parents on Friday to share with their family over  the weekend. The book is returned Monday, the titles written on the bag so it is easy  to remember what books have already been sent home. During the week the children read to self, partner read, read to a Book Buddy etc. with their book.
    • Book Buddies: Book Buddies bring their favorite book from when they were in kindergarten to read to their Book Buddy.  This is an easy idea to adapt. A favorite animal story can be brought, a favorite super hero story, etc.
    • Parents send in their favorite book (short , simple books!) from their EARLY childhood for the child to read or the teacher to use as a read aloud.
    • The leader of the day reads a book to the class or chooses a favorite for the teacher to read.
    • Make plans to have   "Book Pals" along with or rather than pen pals. A high school group, or PSU group, members of a team, Blue Band etc. come to read and be read to.
    • SKYPE read with a special guest!
    • Have children give mini book reports about their library book before lining up to go to the library. Can be as simple as a thumbs up or thumbs down when there is a time constraint or children can give a 20 second verbal book report. Might be a favorite part of the story,  a description of a main character, a reason they enjoyed the book....literally just a 20 second telling. 9 children can share in a total of 3 minutes for example, if there is a 20 second allowance.
    • Mystery Box: A box full of good fit books, one for each reading "group" level. Children close their eyes and reach in to get a book to partner read with.

    IDEAS & STORIES FROM TEENS
    • Get caught reading. Post a picture in social media of you reading. 
    • Social Media Marketing class is preparing promotions, including this video.
    • Posting pictures and what you are reading with the hashtag:  #readonstate
    • Take and publish pictures of readers reading in their favorite locations
    • Take a "shelfie." You and a shelf of your favorite books.
    IDEAS & STORIES FROM FAMILIES AND PARENTS  
    • Model for kids by reading and carrying reading material with you.
    • Take a "shelfie." You and a shelf of your favorite books.
    • Keep reading material in the car for spare moments
    IDEAS & STORIES FROM THE COMMUNITY
    • Share what you are reading with a sign on your desk
    • Get caught reading. Post a picture in social media of you reading.
    • Posting pictures and what you are reading with the hashtag:  #readonstate
    • Keep reading material in the car for spare moments

    Do you have ideas you would like to share?  Complete this form and we'll share them on this website.
Last Modified on December 5, 2014