Do you have parents who complain that it is difficult to inspire their child when it comes to nightly reading? Here is a tool that I have used with some of my students to set small goals, and give small incentives along the way.
You may choose to have parents set their own incentives, but I have found it helps when I am also in the loop, so here are some of the incentives that I have set include:
One "Fuzzy" for every Star reached. These "Fuzzies" are just pom-poms that students keep in a zipper pouch. When students collect 10 "Fuzzies", they can shop in our treasure chest.
One Star = 5 extra minutes of game time.
Two Stars = Lunch with a friend.
Three Stars = 5 minutes of extra technology time.
Four Stars = Teacher's Assistant
You know your students, and what will work best for you. These are just a few ideas.
To save on copies, keep these in a page protector, and students may use dry erase markers rather than crayons to track their reading.
I hope that you and your students find this tool helpful as you inspire your students to become lifelong readers!