I'm in the middle of planning my spring Reading Buddies session. Reading Buddies is a program where children in grades 1-4 are given the opportunity to practice reading with a volunteer as well as do literacy games and activities together in a group. It's one of my favourite programs as it's such a wonderful gift to watch the children's progress.
I plan to use The Incredible Book Eating Boy as the anchor text for this session. I love the idea of Henry swallowing words to become smarter.
Using this idea, we're going to track any new words we learn this session by "feeding" them to a cardboard cutout of Henry, and then review them the last week. I'm really jazzed about this idea and hope the children will be as excited about it as I am.