“Drop Everything and Read” Resources
Use our digital assets and downloadables to help spread the love of reading in your home, school, or community all month long in April and beyond!
D.E.A.R. Activity Sheets
Here are several common core-aligned activity sheets for classroom use.
A Happy Quimby Family
Write an opinion piece about “what makes a happy family” with supporting evidence.
Growing Up . . . Ramona-Style
Have students assume the voice of Ramona to write “big sister advice” to Roberta.
Keeping a Journal
Here are some tips to get students started on keeping a journal.
Who is Ramona Quimby?
Ask students to write a character analysis on Ramona.
Reading for Comparison
Have students read two books from the Ramona series and then compare and contrast the themes, settings, and plots.
Retell a Story
Using a scene from a Ramona book, students should create a picture-book retelling.
Choosing Just the Right Book
Here’s a great questionnaire to help young children select the right book on their next trip to the library.
Drop Everything and Read
Make a top ten list of things you would drop everything for. And, then find a book based on that theme!
Students examine the specific events that led Ralph and Keith to trust each other in The Mouse and the Motorcycle, focusing on the emotions each character experienced through the process.
Henry is a resourceful boy. Pick two problems that Henry faces in Henry Huggins and analyze how he solves them.
From a New Point of View
Pick a scene from Henry and Ribsy, then re-write it from Ribsy’s perspective!
D.E.A.R. Digital Assets
Download the digital assets provided here to help you host an exceptional “Drop Everything and Read” event.
Make color copies of this flyer and post them in your classroom, library, or local bookstore.
Add your D.E.A.R. event details and send this invitation to everyone on your list.
Print this template on sticker sheets to create a very en(D.E.A.R.)ing giveaway item.
Reproduce this colorful bookmark and distribute it to your favorite readers.
Give a personalized certificate to everyone you know who loves to spend time reading.
Art by Jacqueline Rogers. © 2013 HarperCollins Publishers.