I started this for the first time this year and I can honestly say in my 10 years of teaching, my students have NEVER been more motivated to read! I have this posted on my front whiteboard and each student has a numbered car (so most people don't know who's who). Students take their reading counts quizzes and move their cars each time they pass a test. The immediate reward they feel and watching everyone else moving their cars is what motivates them the most.
It is a PERFECT visual for students who are reading towards a goal! Even once they pass 100,000 words, they bring their car back to the beginning and reach for the next 100,000, getting a reward each time they pass the finish line!
Just put the race track across the bottom of your white board and attach magnets to each race car. The track’s scale is by 2,000 words and goes up to 100,000 words at the finish line.
*RACE ALSO AVAILABLE IN 0- 150,000 WORDS FROM START TO FINISH.
*BLANK VERSION ALSO AVAILABLE ON MY PAGE.
This could easily be converted into an Accelerated Reader race track or used as a behavior management tool- racing to a different goal. If you want me to adapt it in any way, just let me know.
Use with my FREE "Brain Filler Goal Sheet" for student journals.
Print on 11 x 14 paper.