Two of our three children love to read books. Although I usually concentrate on coming up with activities for our child who struggles a bit with reading, this one is to help challenge the two bookworms instead!
Our 9 year old daughter could sound out big words since she was 5 or 6 years old. She can read almost any word at 9 years, but does she know what those words mean?
One of the items on our daughter's 4th grade summer reading list is the Ulysses Moore book series. I just started her with Book 1 to see if she likes it. Once I printed the bookmark sheet and cut one bookmark out, I went through the book in search of words my daughter might not be familiar with. I then listed these words on the bookmark so she can have a list on-hand to reference. When she finds one of the words, I'll ask her to let me know what she thinks the definition of the word is based on the context in the book.
TIP: Be sure to write the title of the book on the space provided on each bookmark if you're doing this for more than one book at a time in your household.
TO PRINT: Check that your printer is on and ready to go. Click on the image below to enlarge. Then right-click and select print.
Want to make these bookmarks more fun?
I did make these bookmarks to be disposable, but if you'd like to jazz them up, here are some easy ideas . . .
1. Print the bookmarks on colored paper or cardstock. Paper with a lightly-colored pattern would be fun too!
2. Have your child draw the cover of the book in the empty box instead of just writing in the book title.
3. Use a hole puncher to punch out the black circles. Then use ribbon or yarn to add streamers to the top of the bookmarks on the left and right sides of the printable.
4. Use a sticker or several small stickers to decorate the top of the bookmark in the center of the printable.
5. Turn the bookmark over to the blank side and personalize the bookmark with your child's name.
6. Turn the bookmark over to the blank side and write the prize your child will earn if he or she finds all the words and can tell you what they mean.
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Which books are your children loving this summer? Tell us in a comment here.