During our Dr. Seuss unit, I challenged my class to read as many Dr. Seuss books as they could. This turned out to be a wonderful activity because 1) it ignited my competitive boys to read; and 2) it enabled my lower and struggling readers to have good practice reading high frequency words, rhyming words, and word families.
We integrated this activity into our maths lesson about bar graphs and interpreting information as well.
I would however put some form of accountability measure into this activity to ensure your children are actually reading the books instead of merely scanning pictures or coloring in their chart. Accountability measures could include:
1. Reading to a buddy and having the buddy color in your chart
2. Writing one comprehension question for a friend to answer
3. Writing a brief summary sentence about the book or explaining your favorite part of the book
I used this activity as a choosing station after my class finished their assignment, but it could easily be a whole class assignment.
It lasted for 3 days in my class before the kids lost interest or finished their graphs.