Inspire Students to Read This Beverly Cleary Classic!
Grab on to your handle bars and rev your engines—it’s time for a brain break with the Book Boys music video!
Allister, Elliott, and Max perform an original song inspired by Beverly Cleary’s chapter book classic to inspire your students to experience the joy of reading.
Teachers tell us short brain breaks can help students reset, and it’s even more fun when brain breaks can be tied to favorite class read-alouds.
1. Read aloud The Mouse and the Motorcycle by Beverly Cleary. You can also have students read aloud different sections for practice.
2. When it feels like students might need help refocusing, play the Book Boys music video twice—once so students can hear the song, the second time so they can take a brain break and visualize riding down an open road.
3. Start a class discussion about themes from the book, such as adventure (Where do students imagine riding to?), imagination (What do their bikes look like?), and friendship (Has a friend ever let them borrow a toy? How did it make them feel?).
If you’re able, please share photos of your students participating in a Book Boys Brain Break on Facebook and Instagram using the hashtag #ScholasticBookClubs.
Allister, Elliott, and Max are three friends who work at Scholastic Book Clubs and love books—and they want to share the joy of reading with your students! New this school year: every week, you can watch the Book Boys in a brand-new fun, educational, and engaging video to give students a brain break and get excited about the Book of the Week. Play the Book Boys videos in your classroom (or at home) to help your students connect to the story and explore the exciting world of reading.
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