Benjamin Franklin famously said, “Tell me and I forget; teach me and I may remember; involve me and I learn.” The MaryRuth Books Classroom Activities involve young readers. They can be used to develop enthusiasm for reading and writing at home or in the classroom. Exercises linked to specific books help establish a purpose for reading, or can make the text of the book more relevant to the reader. Participating in an activity coordinated with a book increases a young reader’s background knowledge about a book’s topic, further engaging them and encouraging them to take a more active role in their own learning.

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