summaryWhen the children to warm up with reading, the temperature of the meter reading will rise at a feverish pace!
- Reading Is Fundamental
Materials: cardboard, scissors, a ruler, pencils or red and black markers, tape
For each child, using a ruler, draw the shape of a 12 inch glass thermometer on the cardboard and cut out the figure. (Your children may want to draw and cut out the thermometer themselves.) Divide the reading thermometer into twelve equal sections (or degrees) by drawing a line for each inch on the cardboard book thermometer(s). For each book a child reads, have them use the red marker to fill in the spaces on their book thermometer beginning from the bottom. Then have them continue to read more books, filling in their book thermometer as they progress. Tape the reading thermometers where everyone can see the progress they make!