At the beginning of each school year, we have a fantastic opportunity to get our students excited and energized about being readers. We want to do everything possible to teach them to be capable, problem-solving individuals who can read for long stretches of time. Enter this “tree-mendous” goal setter!
Here is a simple, yet effective, bulletin board to help your students increase their reading stamina (reading workshop , read to self, etc.) and reach your ultimate independent reading minutes goal. This can be used throughout the fall or the entire school year.
Discuss as a class the number of minutes their goal is that day to read independently. Add the correct apple to the tree either as that day’s goal, or after the reading period to show what they accomplished that day. Apples range in minutes from 5 to 60 to fit your needs.
File includes poster heading, tree, and minute apples. Everything comes in color or black and white. Simply print or copy onto colored paper to personalize to match your classroom décor.
Thanks for purchasing this product. I hope it inspires your students to reach their reading goals quickly and proficiently!
Thanks so much,
Leila Hirchert ~ Teach @ the Beach