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This product is a combination of ideas I’ve used throughout my teaching career all rolled into one. For the last few years I knew I wanted my students to read and explore all of the genres, but I struggled with how to motivate students, and to keep track of what they’re reading. How do I make sure they’re really reading? How do I make sure they are exploring more than just one type of book? What about kids who are falling behind? Is this seriously ONE MORE THING I chose to do? Am I crazy? Well, after many trials and errors I think I have it figured out! I hope this strategy works for you.
Feel free to use the EDITABLE version included to fit the needs of your classroom- just add a text box!
Included in this packet are resources for 40, 30 or 20 Genre Challenges.
Specifically included are:
Goal sheets and Reflection sheets for each challenge -to help your students set long term and short term goals for this project.
Tally and sticker sheets- to help students track their progress
Parent or Student letters- explaining the idea of the Genre Challenge and requirements.
Book Slips- for 12 different genres and a Book of Choice slip.
-I like to hang these up in the classroom so the kids can see how much they've read throughout the year, but you can also use the resources in the packet to create a student book!
I hope you enjoy this activity as much as my students and I do!