The 5 W's Game
If you want kids to stay involved, include games associated with the themes of each book chosen. “To get children thinking about the book, you want to encourage activities that match strategies including making connections to themselves and other books,” says Kathryn Starke, literacy specialist and founder of Creative Minds Publications. Starke recommends rolling a dice with colors or numbers that represent the five W’s of the book. Once the ball or die lands, prompt each child to explore the who, what, when, where and why of the book.