Encourage children to read a variety of texts – including articles, facts, jokes and more!
- Bulletin board
- News clippings
- Magazine articles
There’s lots of things happening around us everyday, and most of it we’re unaware of because we’re spending so much time online. We need to take the time to pay attention.
- Gather interesting newspaper, magazine or blog articles, jokes and other facts.
- Create a weekly wall. Make a colourful bulletin board and fill it with the interesting clippings and facts.
- Encourage children to read the weekly wall whenever they want and bring in materials to post.
- Remember it’s a weekly wall, so remember to update it weekly! This will help keep kids interested!
- Children may add to the wall if they come across an article or interesting fact.
- Include the source (website, book or paper where you found the information) to encourage children to follow up on their own. If you have a book on the topic, be sure to include the book in the display.
- There are no foreseeable safety concerns for this activity.
Have a child volunteer to read or provide a summary of their clipping and consider leading a bit of a short discussion around it if it’s a n article. If it’s a joke or fact, have others share a joke or fact they know.