Sometimes it can be a battle getting kids to read. However, we can make reading fun for our children! A few tweaks and changes can make reading fun for them and us!
RATE THAT BOOK! is a fun and easy way to get kids to analyze what they read and then write a quick review.
Use ANY book and ANY curriculum with Rate That Book! to teach students:
- CRITICAL THINKING SKILLS
- READING COMPREHENSION
- WRITING SKILLS & PRACTICE
- Comparison & Contrast
- Story elements
For elementary grades thru middle school (8th grade)
CHANGING BOOK SELECTION
If your child does not like to read, maybe the selection of books dictated by their curriculum could be the problem. This can be the case for literature heavy curriculums that might feel overwhelming to the child.
If reading is becoming a battle, sometimes changing pace and taking a break works wonders! We definitely don’t want students to dislike reading!
A solution that has worked is to stop and turn directions. Try a new strategy: let them read what they like!
Children will devour a book that interests them. Even comics work as a starting point for getting kids to read. As we allow kids to learn to love reading, later we can guide them onto better reading selections.
USE RATE THAT BOOK! TO TEACH THEM ANALYTICAL SKILLS
As part of any reading curriculum, its indispensable to help students develop analytical and reading comprehension skills.
With Rate That Book! you can use any book to teach analytical skills, writing and reading comprehension. The format and the prompts in the lessons work with any book your children might pick.
You can also use it to get kids to write and analyze a book, a movie or a documentary.
Teaching with this complementary reading unit takes only 20 minutes a day or less! Plus, its flexible. You can use it for a chapter or for an entire book.
WHAT IF MY KID DISLIKES WRITING!
One of the reasons, we created Rate That Book! was to get kids to practice writing a little bit each day. Sometimes, kids can be voracious readers but dislike writing.
RATE MY BOOK! can help with getting students engaged in writing. Why? Because is very short and quick chunks of writing at a time plus students will be writing about something they are interested in !
How does RATE MY BOOK! work?
It has a set of a total of 60 lessons that can be used to analyze 60 separate books or can be used for a few different books by using the same book to complete different lessons.
The lessons use different layouts and focus on different areas so every time the student opens the book, it is a fun challenge and not a repetitive lesson or format.
Lessons focus anywhere from story elements to comparison/contrast to character and plot analysis in a child friendly way.
- Use with ANY book or movie
- Perfect for elementary thru middle school (8th grade)
It comes printed in B&W.