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The students will practice text dependent questions, comparing and contrasting, text features, writing an informational paragraph, context clues, point of view and character traits in this ENGAGING 100th day challenge.
The students will go through a series of five challenges. They will answer the questions on the paper provided or on Google Drive. Each challenge will earn them $20. (fake money you will have to provide) Their goal is to earn $100 dollars for the 100th day! They then use that money to buy something in your room. I provided a poster of the options that I use.
Why will these lessons help your students grow?
Engagement- Students will be engaged from the beginning to the end of the challenges. They won't even realize how hard they are working and how much they are learning about hard skills!
Rigor- These challenges are HIGH LEVEL and make students really think about the text. They also work on many reading skills.
Low Prep- You can just print and do the challenge or you can go all out and transform your room! It truly is up to you! This challenge is also done all on SCRAP paper! So, no copying for you!
A Google Drive and Paper Version of the Following:
1. Students read a passage about a 6 year old millionaire and find the main idea and detail.
2. The students read two different passages and compare them.
3. The students read different quotes from animals and then determine their character trait.
4. The students read about a lemonade stand and then find text features.
5. The students read facts about American schools and then write an informational paragraph.
I loved doing mini-transformations each month that would engage my kiddos, but I wanted it to be easy to prep. I also wanted the challenge to be very rigorous, so that my students were working very hard during a time that they were also engaged. Lastly, I wanted to make sure we were reviewing and assessing skills monthly. That is where these challenges came into play. Now each month we practice skills, I get a small assessment in, we are SO engaged, we make memories, and we challenges ourselves! I hope you can too!
The Friendly Teacher