The book is about a boy named Sam who is "born to read." The book tells this little boy's journey as a reader- he explains how he can be anything and how he can go anywhere just by picking up a book. The book goes through all different spots where Sam is reading showing how practice makes him a good reader. It also shows how enjoyable and rewarding reading can be when you just open up a book.
Sam makes lots of good points about reading in this book, but my favorite quote is from the above page when Sam says, "Readers win and winners read." I created the poster below with a few of Sam's great quotes that I will be sharing with my little friends after reading this book. I plan to then hang this up on our wall in our classroom to refer back to regularly as my little friends are making progress to become great readers. By referring back to this book and these quotes regularly, my goal is build a "reading" classroom- I want my students to love to read and see the many benefits of being readers. Starting off the year with this also helps my little friends realize right away just how special reading is in our room (and then they'll hear it over and over...and over again throughout the year)!
After reading the story and sharing this poster, I will also have my little friends fill out this page. Using the ideas from the book, they will draw a picture/write a sentence explaining how they can be winners as readers, anyplace they can go and anything that they will be able to do as the result of being readers.
You can share this love of reading with your friends too-- download this poster and printable right here!
Thanks to the amazing Amanda and Stacia over at Collaboration Cuties for this great weekly linky!
Have a great day!