Reading Response Activities -- some good post-reading activities that are differentiated for different learning intelligences (per Gardner's theory) and different levels of Bloom's Taxonomy [The link is broken, but you can read the ideas by enlarging the image.]
This is a good way to introduce students and build community in the classroom. It is good for the beginning of the year so students can feel welcome and get to know each other. This aligns with the NYS teaching standard Element IV.1: Teachers create a mutually respectful, safe, supportive learning environment that is inclusive of every student.
Spelling practice: give students a choice! Students can pick 3 different ways to practice their words each week. Great idea for an anchor activity, too. (Created by Molly Tribble on Teachers Pay Teachers. Total 2 pages)
This product has over 40 different creative and fun ideas for your elementary students to use as a response after reading a book! Whether you know your students' strengths from the Multiple Intelligences paradigm or you just let your students choose what interests them the most, this will be a fun, engaging, and flexible activity for all types of students!
This is a wonderful way to get students excited about reading. This Adventure Tic-Tac-Toe board allows students to tap into their multiple intelligences to complete three activities of their choice to demonstrate their understanding of an adventure book. If you would like the graphic organizers for each activity and a grading rubric, please click on the link below. http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Adventure-Book-Project-Choice-Board-1005265