How to Use 7Sisters Elementary Literature Activity Guides in Co-op.
How to Use 7Sisters Elementary Literature Activity Guides in Co-op
Does your homeschool co-op have a co-op with younger elementary homeschoolers? Looking for fun, inspirational ideas for their literature activities? 7Sisters has 18 Literature Activity Guides for Elementary homeschoolers. These guides are developmentally appropriate and delightfully educational. Check out the list of guides for classic and contemporary children’s read aloud books.
7Sisters’ Elementary Literature Activity Guides are perfect for homeschool co-op. (Download a freebie Activity Guide to Max Lucado’s You Are Special until the end of 2016.)
Here is how to use 7Sisters Elementary Literature Activity Guides in co-op (ideas provided by the Activity Guides’ creator, Wayne Thorp).
*Comprehension Questions Section of the Activity Guide: Use these questions for group discussion; they can be a spark for further conversation about the book.
*Research Section of the Activity Guide: Use this section as a platform for a group project to present on project day. Group projects can include charts, models, costumes, art and/or food.
*Phonics/Grammar Focus Words Section of the Activity Guide: Print the words onto card stock and use as flashcards for early readers to recognize in a group activity. Have the children read the words outloud.
- Alphabetize the cards together or in small groups.
- Create a word search puzzle. (Some educational sites will take a list and make a word find which forces students to look for the letters in correct order!)
- Make a spelling list of the words followed by holding a spelling bee.
*Roll’em & Read’em Section of the Activity Guide: Each student in the group could have his/her own copy for that story. Take turns rolling dice and reading just that row aloud. As suggested, students could then choose one of the words in that row and write a sentence using that word correctly.
- Then try to use more than one word in a sentence.
- Then try make sentence requirements tougher: Sentence must have at least 5 / 6 words andmay not start with “I”.
*Vocabulary Section of the Activity Guide: Talk about how each word is used in that book as well as how it may be used in general (if there is a difference).
- Each student in the group could be assigned a few of the words to look up, define and use in context.
- Words could be formatted into a dictionary entry: word; phonetic spelling; part of speech; definition(s) [with illustration?]; use in sentence