LitWits® Kits help you make great books fun for kids!
A LitWits Kit isn’t a study guide – it’s an experience kit! Each one is packed with creative, hands-on ways to get into the characters’ shoes, integrated with discussion points and academic printables. When kids experience literature in hands-on ways, they naturally learn. And they want to read more!
It only took me one kit to completely change the way I read and teach books.
Thanks for all the depth and fun you have taught me to pull out of books I love. ~ Julie V.
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Each downloadable kit includes:
- sensory prop suggestions
- unique project and activity ideas
- templates used for projects
- prompts and other activity aids
- takeaway topics and questions
- original academic handouts for creative writing, the narrative arc, vocabulary, and more (with keys)
Expanded Edition kits also include:
- overview of the book and author
- more extensive discussion guides
- detailed directions and supply lists, with suggested resources
- optional workshop planning and set-up tips, with a suggested agenda
Our kits can be used in multiple ways, whether you’re a homeschooler, a classroom teacher, or just a fun parent.
Here are a few possibilities:
- Break workshops into one-hour segments for in-class enrichment.
- Use handouts for academic support.
- Pull projects, activities, and handouts as needed to stimulate interest, reinforce a concept, or take a break from reading.
- Use a suggested prop to trigger a conversation. Ask your kids if they know what the item is, and why it’s significant in the story. You might discover a theme together!
- Casually bring up a question from a handout at recess or over dinner, and let the discussion grow from there. Take advantage of tangential learning opportunities!
- Do the projects and activities as the book is being read, or after as a reward.
- Use one or more prop ideas to support specific learning goals, such as spelling or social studies.
- Have your kids research a particular prop in more depth – learn its history and usage, and write a report.
- Enjoy the arts and crafts projects as a family, or in an after-care group.
- Set up the book display in the classroom or living room, and invite your kids to contribute their own story-related items each day.
- Share half-day workshops with a book club or homeschool group.
- Spend a weekend immersing as a family.
- Get ideas for book-themed parties.
Decide what works best for your classroom or family! Your goal is to make great books fun and memorable for kids – so they’ll want to read more.
*We find 8-12-year-olds consistently “ready to LitWit,” but we believe that you know best what your children/students are ready for, interested in, and capable of.
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