ERIC Number: ED255906
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Sports Splash: A Handbook of Reading Activities for Use with Children. A Fun with Reading Book.
Thomas, Carol H.
Intended for individuals involved in teaching children to read--parents, teachers, librarians, and reading specialists--this handbook provides activities and resources to supplement programs designed to encourage children's enjoyment of books. The reading activities presented in this handbook have been developed around a sports theme. The introductory sections are designed to acquaint the user with the interests and abilities at various age levels and to help in setting goals, scheduling, recruiting and using volunteers, and publicizing programs. The major portion of the handbook is made up of ideas and activities related to the following sports categories: individual sports, partner sports, racing sports, team sports, water sports, winter sports, and miscellaneous sports. Within each category are display and exhibit ideas corresponding to the particular type of sport, suggestions for special events, and a variety of activities that may be used individually or in combination. Also included are several pages of "camera-ready" copy that may be used for flyers advertising various programs, designs for bookmarks, and patterns for mobiles and awards, or to decorate writing or drawing assignments. Concluding each sports category is a list of books, both fiction and nonfiction, as well as journals and nonprint media that may be used in conjunction with the activities already suggested or as resources for further programing ideas. (EL)
Descriptors: Curriculum Enrichment, Directed Reading Activity, Elementary Education, Learning Activities, Reading Instruction, Reading Materials, Reading Programs, Reading Skills, Reading Strategies, Recreational Reading, Supplementary Reading Materials
Oryx Press, 2214 North Central at Encanto, Phoenix, AZ 85004 ($12.50).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A