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High Flyers Reading Group

MLES students who score above the 90th percentile  on MAP Reading tests are invited to join our High Flyers Reading Group. This is a student driven, independent reading opportunity for students.

The library will have open time for high flyers on Friday mornings from 8:00 am - 10:00 am. Participants who are caught up on class work may come to the library to pick out a book, work on a project, or read quietly. For every book (on or above level) that is read, a students will complete one of  the following projects. Another project may be substituted with prior approval. 

- Create a poster that advertises the book. Catch a potential reader by creating a poster that will make them want to read the book.

- Make a book jacket book report. Cover: illustrate describing the story.Inside flap: write a description of the main character.Inside back flap: write a description of setting or the problem. Back cover: write a summary of the story.

- Create a sculpture of the main character. Explain how this character fits into the book should accompany the sculpture.

- Interview a character from the book. Write at least 10 questions that will give the character the opportunity to discuss his/her thoughts and feelings about his/her role in the story.

- Write a diary that one of the story’s main characters might have kept before, during or after the book’s events.

- Give an oral report of approximately 5 minutes. Summarize the plot and describe the personality of one of the main characters.  Be prepared to answer questions from the class.

- Make several sketches of scenes from the book. Label the sketches and tell what happens at those particular scenes.

- Dress as one of the characters from the book. Act out a few scenes from the book as one of the characters.

- Write a different ending.

- Make a mobile about the story. Be sure to include: plot, setting, characters, problem and solution.

- Construct puppets and present a show of one or more interesting parts of the book.

- Read a book that has been made into a movie. It must have been a book first. Write an essay comparing the book to the movie.

- Write a letter to the main character. Must have a minimum of 15 sentences.  Ask questions, protest a situation, and/or make a complaint or suggestion.  Use correct letter format.

- Create a newspaper for your book. Summarize the plot in one article, cover the weather in another.  Do a feature story on one of the main characters.  Include an editorial and a collection of ads that would be pertinent to the story.

- Practice and read a few of your favorite parts from the book. The reading should take approximately 5 minutes and persuade the class to want to read your book.

- Create a flow chart of all the events in the book.

- Make a timeline of all the events in the book.

- Compare and contrast two characters in the book.

- Rewrite the story as a picture book for young readers.

- Write a multiple choice quiz of the book with at least 10 questions.

- Create a diorama of one scene from the book. Include a written report of the scene.

- Create a video book trailer. A QR code will be place on the book or series to link to the video.