"Before you see the movie, read the book."
Do you like movies? I do. But I think my family and I enjoy preparing to see the movies just as much.
We probably do movies a little differently than most. My family's motto is: "Before you see the movie, read the book."
Lights, camera, READ!
We love reading books together. My family likes to read aloud at bedtime or whenever we have down time—like when we are waiting to see the doctor or on a long car trips. We usually take turns reading aloud.
When my parents read with us, they always choose just the right place to stop to create suspense. We can hardly wait until the next night or the next time we read. "Just one more page!" we plead.
Sharing books over pizza is like having our own book club.
When my sister and I share books we've read with our family, we like to do oral reports—which are like retelling the stories. We usually do a few chapters at a time sometimes before bed or over dinner.
My friends and I also share books that we have read together. We talk about them during recess or after school.
Written reports are another great way to share books with friends and family. These reports include a summary of the story and artwork. These reports are fun for me because I like drawing the pictures.