Independent Reading: (updated 9-2019)
Information literacy topics:
- Reading for pleasure
Objective: To identify genres, styles, and narrative content of fiction books, to develop a personal approach to personal reading habits.
Academic: “Students will demonstrate the ability to effectively read a range of texts with varying complexity.”
1: Find the activities for this class, at:
Amity website→High School→AHS Library Information Center
(tab) Find Online Stuff→By Subject→Reading
(tab) Reading and Literacy Workshop →“Independent Reading: Fiction”
Present broad “genres”/categories of fiction, with 2-3 specific examples from books.
Genres, or Categories
- Life’s Problems
- Alternate Worlds
3. Activity: “Book Tasting”
“Browse” 1 book for a minute, check whether you might be interested and move to another book. Do this 5-6 times (or as time permits).
4. Activity: Worksheet
Complete book tasting worksheet to list books you’re interested in reading.
5. Activity: Select a book
Select a book you’re interested in and begin reading!