Hello Teachers!

We created this special “hidden page” to post some fun Readathon word puzzles and games for your grades.  If you want, you can download and print the files from here. No worries if not interested – just wanted to add some more options to your day!  Thank you for all you do to support the Readathon!

Author Read Alouds & Activities

  • Story Online has free read alouds by authors themselves or famous readers. Books for all ages – especially elementary school students. It’s part of the Screen Actors Guild (SAG). You can watch through YouTube and project on your big screen. Our favorites include:
    • A Bad Case of Stripes by David Shannon and read by Sean Astin (11 min)
    • Henry Holton Takes the Ice by Sandra Bradley read by Ray Romano (11 min)
    • Strega Nona by Tomie DePaola read by Mary Steenburgen (12 min)
    • Harry the Dirty Dog by Gene Zion read by Betty White (5 min)
    • If I Ran for President by Catherine Stier read by 3 child actors (8 min)
    • Catching the Moon by Crystal Hubbard read by Kevin Costner and Jillian Estell (13 min)
    • Sylvester and the Magic Pebble by William Steig read by Reid Scott (12 min)
  • The Hula Hoop Queen by Thelma Godin read by Oprah Winfrey
  • Oliver Jeffers reading his own books – several choices!
  • How I Became a Pirate by Melinda Long (reading herself)
  • Where Are My Books? by and read by Debbie Ridpath Ohi
  • Google Doodle Time with Mo Willems for lots of fun activities

Word Searches

Word Jumbles

Mad Libs

Other Games / Ideas

  • Word Bingo
  • ZAP
  • Any board game with words
  • Karaoke
  • Storia
  • “Read the Classroom”