The America Reads 50 Book Challenge was designed to bring a fun reading incentive into your classroom! It's a great activity to kick off Read Across America week in March, but it can be introduced at any time of the year! The students must read through 50 books - 25 fiction and 25 non-fiction and answer a different question about each book along the way. After each book is read, students will add a link to their challenge chain which contains pictures of each state and a line for students to add the title of the book they read. When completed students have chain of all 50 states and can return their Challenge Pack and chain to school for a special prize!! This challenge can be used with any books the students choose to read or that you want them to read :)
(Pg. 3-5) Detailed Challenge Teacher's Guide
(Pg. 6-7) Challenge Informational Letter to Families
Such a great way to reinforce fiction/nonfiction standards.
March 21, 2013
This is excellent! Thank you so much!
March 10, 2013
March 4, 2013
We are starting tomorrow!
March 3, 2013
I can't wait to start
March 3, 2013
Love this! My kids are obsessed with states this year. I can totally see this leading into The Great Mail Race I do as well as another fun reading incentive! Thanks for such a fun way to incorporate home connections too!! :)
Hi there! I bought your awesome packet yesterday and can't wait to use it with my first graders! I wanted to change the way that they return the packets, and I was wondering if it would be possible to email me the family letter so that I could change the wording slightly. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks a ton!! :)
February 28, 2013
I teach second grade. I am wondering what the reading level is for most of the books. I have readers from primer to fifth grade. Can you tell me some of the titles?
Hi Hershey Chick! I have a wide range of readers in my 1/2nd combo class too. For this reason, the challenge is specifically designed to be used with any books that the kids select or that you would like them to read. There are 25 questions that pertain to fiction books and 25 questions that pertain to non-fiction books, but none of the questions are specific to any one title. So the nice thing is every kid can complete their challenge while still reading books that are just right for them and on their personal interest/reading level! :)