I created this set of Read 180 Brag Tags to help motivate my fourth and fifth grade students and to celebrate their reading accomplishments. If you are a Read 180 Teacher, these brag tags will give your kids a visual goal to work towards, and it gives you a way to recognize their hard work. These particular brag tags are given as your students move up in their words counts in their reading. I started with a 1,000 Words Mastery Tag, then a tag is given for every 5,000 Word Count Mastery after that. Each tag has the word count and a different graphic on it that is unique to that tag. Great way to promote reading with decoding and fluency, while their reading comprehension improves.
There is a bit of preparation to do ahead of time to get your tags ready, but after that, there isn’t much to it. You just print the tags, laminate, cut them out, and hole punch them. As the kids earn their different brag tags, they put them on their own brag tag necklace that I purchased quite inexpensively from Amazon.com. As of August, 2016, you can purchase 50 chains for about $18.00, which makes the necklaces about 36 cents each. I purchased the 24 inch, nickel plated chains. If you don’t want to order chains, another option is for the kids to glue their tags down into their reading notebook, or to staple them to a ribbon that is hanging in your classroom. If you do either of these things, you do not have to laminate them. All three options give the kids a visual of their accomplishments.
I use the necklaces, but I don’t let them wear them every day. I let them wear them on Fridays (we call it Brag Tag Friday). Their brag tag necklaces hang on a bulletin board from one of the longer versions of tacks (not a flat push tack). Right now, I am working on other brag tags specifically for Read 180, so look for more to come.
I store all of my brag tags in a 64 drawer plastic tool box that I also purchased from Amazon.com.
Included in this set are tags that go up to 250,000 Words Mastery (word count). If you need higher than this, just let me know, and I will make them for you. Also included are 8”x 11” charts to hang in the classroom that show the different tags with sayings and the word counts that need to be achieved to earn that particular tag.
The following is a list of the brag tags that are include:
- 1,000 Words Mastery – On Your Way
- 5,000 Words Mastery – Thumbs Up
- 10,000 Words Mastery –Going In The Right Direction
- 15,000 Words Mastery – You’re The Cat’s Meow
- 20,000 Words Mastery – Apple Of My Eye
- 25,000 Words Mastery – Celebrate
- 30,000 Words Mastery – Electrifying
- 35,000 Words Mastery – Smart Cookie
- 40,000 Words Mastery – You’re The Bomb.com
- 45,000 Words Mastery – Rising High
- 50,000 Words Mastery – Crazy Good
- 55,000 Words Mastery – Love Your Work
- 60,000 Words Mastery – The Ninja
- 65,000 Words Mastery – You’re Rocking It
- 70,000 Words Mastery – Cruising Along
- 75,000 Words Mastery – Climbing To The Top
- 80,000 Words Mastery – Taking Off
- 85,000 Words Mastery – Over The Rainbow
- 90,000 Words Mastery – Out Of This Words
- 95,000 Words Mastery – Winning Perseverance
- 100,00 Words Mastery – Star Reader
- 105,000 Words Mastery – Explosive
- 110,000 Words Mastery – I “Mustache” You, “How Do You Do It?”
- 115,000 Words Mastery – Erupting With Greatness
- 120,000 Words Mastery – Monumental Work
- 125,000 Words Mastery - Top Dog
- 130,000 Words Mastery – Tearing It Up
- 135,000 Words Mastery – Nothing But Net
- 140,000 Words Mastery – Red Ribbon Reader
- 145,000 Words Mastery – Positively Presidential
- 150,000 Words Mastery – On Fire
- 155,000 Words Mastery – Very Bright
- 160,000 Words Mastery – Soaring Above The Clouds
- 165,000 Words Mastery – Banner Work
- 170,000 Words Mastery – Nuts About Reading
- 175,000 Words Mastery – Eggceptional Effort
- 180,000 Words Mastery – Steady Progress
- 185,000 Words Mastery – Way To Stick With It
- 190,000 Words Mastery – So Sharp
- 195,000 Words Mastery – Putting It All Together
- 200,000 Words Mastery – Brainiac
- 205,000 Words Mastery – You’ve Got A Message
- 210,000 Words Mastery – Reading Takes You Places
- 215,000 Words Mastery – Shining Brightly
- 220,000 Words Mastery – Pow! You’ve Got This!
- 225,000 Words Mastery – On The Right Track
- 230,000 Words Mastery – Passport To Success
- 235,000 Words Mastery –Drop The Mike
- 240,000 Words Mastery – You’re In The Spotlight
- 245,000 Words Mastery – Olympic Reader
- 250,000 Words Mastery – Gold Medalist
Also, six 8”x11” charts showing the different brag tags with the sayings that go with each words mastery brag tag.
Great for all learners, ESL,ELL, Special Education.