RED RIBBON RUN TO READ AND WRITE
Making Children Want to Read and Write
From the Journal of Taylor S.
Program Overview | Directions | Activities | Other Program Components (writing blanks, reading list, PIN applicaton) | More Literacy on KR | Contact and Send-In Information
The Run to Read and Write RED RIBBON program was designed to help young children with literacy. Children naturally love to run and KR believes that reading and writing about running will encourage young children to 'want' to read and write. Charting activities, while working for a goal of a RED RIBBON, also motivates the runner/writer/reader. In addition, the program gives children, who have already discovered a love for literacy, a chance to be published and a means to be recognized.
Easy as 1-2-3
1. Children complete any 12 RED RIBBON activities from the KidsRunning.Com Web site. They may choose a variety of activities or they may complete the same activity 12 times (ex. 12 entries in a running journal).
2. Kids keep track of the activities they've completed on our record form. An adult signs under 'signature' to verify completion of the activity.
3. Parents/teachers send in the form on completion.
Added Bonus: Children may also send in one of the activities for possible publication at any time during their participation in the program.
5 CATEGORIES OF RED RIBBON ACTIVITIES
Writing Response Read a book from our resource page or find another health and fitness book of your choice. Write a literature response. Reading The Treasure of Health and Happiness? Find free Literature Printables here.
2. Journal Writing
Go for a run and write about your running. Use your own journal or print to make a KR journal. Journal blank with small picture spaces | Journal blank with large picture space | Journal cover
3. Creative Writing
Shadow Running Combine running, literacy, and science and earn a point at the same time.
CUTOUT KIDS Print our CUTOUT KIDS. Take them on an adventure and write about it. Toe Token Are you in a recess lap program? Tell us something creative that you are going to do with your toe token.
Your Family Do you run with your family? Tell us all about it.
4. Goal Development
Goal Development Set a goal and tell how you did.
5. Kid Skits/Puppet Shows
Becky and Billy play Write your own version of an old fashioned Becky and Billy skit for kids.
OTHER PROGRAM COMPONENTS
Record Form Record your activities on this form. Send this in for a RED RIBBON.
Blank Narrow Lined Paper to Extend Activities Use this for some of the above activities.
Resource Page Find some great kids running books.
MORE LITERACY ON KR
Run, Spot, Run! 2003
Journaling with Mrs. Goodrow's Class 2002-2003 running program
Running/Spelling Tricks Use these fun mnemonics to help you remember your spelling words.
Run to Read and Write Fun Run Develop your own fun run. See Mrs. Goodrow's for an example.
Send in for a collectible Running Bookmark Choose from Track, XC, Nature Run, and Spanish. Collect them all.
Send in completed forms to:
PO Box 209
Fiskdale, MA 01518
Email email@example.com with questions.