Connect to Literature and Informational Texts During National Book Month

Use these creative ideas to inspire activities in your classroom that engage students deeply with the fiction and nonfiction books they are reading during National Book Month... and every other month too!.

Wixie is the perfect digital canvas for students to show what they think about the stories and information they are reading through a combination of text, images, and voice narration.


Design a Book Cover

Students create a new cover for a book to show comprehension and explore character, plot, setting, symbolism, and conflict.


Adapt Your Favorite Story

After reading a book like Judi Barrett's Things That are Most in the World, students brainstormed superlatives and wrote pages that provided both textual and visual context clues to help other readers understand the meaning of the words.


Adapt a Pattern Story

Make it easy for young students to be authors by asking them to recreate a pattern story, such as this one from Merle Peek's Mary Wore Her Red Dress.


Engage Students in Creative Informational Text Projects

Have students show what they know after reading nonfiction texts by creating products like comics, trading cards, infographics, and interviews."


Retell in Comic Form

Build comprehension by having students summarize and visualize to retell a story in comic form.

Read more about Taking Retelling to the Next Level

Create a Book Trailer

Students explore character, plot, and theme and write persuasively as they develop a movie-style trailer for a book they have read.


Five Finger Retell

Good Reading Habits

Reading Response

Book Bentos

Responding to Literature

Adapt Stories

Making Text-to-Text Connections

Character and Setting

Compare Fiction and Nonfiction

Chapter Book Illustrations

Connect Literature to Math

Visualizing Text

Favorite Scene

How Many Seeds in a Pumpkin? by Margaret McNamara

Our Favorite Dr. Seuss Book

Why Not Dream Bubbles

Character Traits

Snowmen at Night by Carolyn Buehner



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