Depending on the year, I teach different levels of English Language Learners as well as mainstream students. Because of that, I have a huge classroom library ranging from Beginner ABC books to “Bless Me Ultima.”
One way I have my mainstream and Intermediate English students also use the easier books is by offering extra credit to them if they read a book to a younger sibling or cousin. They can check-out a book and answer several questions (which should take them about five minutes to complete).
Here’s the form if you want to print it out to use. Here are the questions on the form:
1. What is your name?
2. What is the name of the child you read the book to?
3. What is this child’s relationship to you?
4. What is the title of the book you read?
5. Why did you pick that book?
6. Did the child like your reading the book to him/her? How could you tell?
7. How did you feel about reading the book to him/her? Why?
Let me know in the comments section if you do anything like this, or if you have suggestions on how to make the form better…