I am always on the lookout for ideas on how to get the most out of books we read so I jumped at the chance to check out LitWits Kits from LitWits to truly have the opportunity to immerse ourselves in our book characters.
We were given the opportunity to choose some of the LitWits Kits to check out and we decided upon Carry On, Mr. Bowditch, Adam of the Road, Journey to the Center of the Earth, and Island of the Blue Dolphins.
We got started on Adam of the Road right away. This is a book that my son has been interested in starting and I thought this would be a good way to dive into the LitWits Kits.
There is so much to choose from in the LitWits Kits. You can choose things like:
- HandsOn Activities
- Creative Writing
- Talking Points
- Story Supplements
- Beyond the Book
- and even more!!!
We obviously didn’t do everything. And really, I don’t think you could or would want to. But there is definitely something for every learning style.
Check out all your options for each of these books:
We chose to use History, Project, and a Handout, in the beginning, to work through the book. My son really enjoyed History. It was fun to make the Project as well.
My son isn’t a very artsy/creative person in that aspect so the fact that he could put something together with having options was great. I liked that there were pictures he could just choose from to make his crest.
Then, for some delving into the history aspect, we utilized the Handout for History. I liked this because it was interesting but not too time-intensive. It kept him engaged without being too lengthy. And I liked that the answers are available for the student or teacher to utilize how they wish.
And overall, the LitWits Kits can offer some great engaging activities no matter what your student is interested in. And it would be easy to allow participation for all ages to learn along. My younger daughter also worked on the projects that we chose, even though she didn’t read the book and she still really enjoyed it and I think took something from the project.
My son even decided to embrace the time period by doing the Be the Minstrel project, which was a project section for Adam of the Road. He found something to perform for us on his guitar since he didn’t play the violin but he thought it was cool and read up about it.
There are also a TON of extra pictures, prop suggestions, and videos to add and choose from. We really enjoyed the Beyond the Book activities and extras and video/audio files that go further into the time period. For instance, we listened to some minstrel music in an audio file, looked at medieval fashion, saw some castle pictures, and even read up About medieval falconry, which my son totally loved.
Overall, we really enjoyed our studying of Adam of the Road with LitWits. I think we got much more into the book by using it with the kit and spent a lot more time on the book than expected. We are doing Journey to the Center of the Earth next and looking forward to seeing where the LitWits Kits take us.
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