Reading Log Alternative: "Tower of Books" {An Independent Reading Challenge}

Reading Log Alternative: "Tower of Books" {An Independent Reading Challenge}
Reading Log Alternative: "Tower of Books" {An Independent Reading Challenge}
Reading Log Alternative: "Tower of Books" {An Independent Reading Challenge}
Reading Log Alternative: "Tower of Books" {An Independent Reading Challenge}
Reading Log Alternative: "Tower of Books" {An Independent Reading Challenge}
Reading Log Alternative: "Tower of Books" {An Independent Reading Challenge}
Reading Log Alternative: "Tower of Books" {An Independent Reading Challenge}
Reading Log Alternative: "Tower of Books" {An Independent Reading Challenge}
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Replace that hum-drum reading log and Infuse new life into students’ independent reading, at school or at home, with the “Tower of Books” Challenge! Perfect for a summer reading challenge or an alternative to the stuck-in-a-rut reading log assignment.

The challenge is built on two core ideas: to encourage students to read some different genres of books and authors they may not try otherwise, and to give them a fresh and motivating way to keep track of their reading.

How does it work?

Students get a reading list with numerous genres and categories of books they must read to meet the challenge. For each book students read, they create a book cut-out from the printable files, fill in their book information, and begin forming their… Tower of Books!

Check out the Preview for a closer look!

Lots of Variety and Options!

13 Different Category Lists:

- The "Original" Edition

- The "Genres Only" Edition *NEW*

- The "Format Variety" Edition *NEW*

- "Quirky Categories" Edition

- "Even Quirkier" Edition *NEW*

- The "Characters" Edition *NEW*

- Primary "Author Focus" Edition

- Primary "Authors Only" Edition

- Intermediate "Author Focus" Edition

- "Chapter Books Only" Edition

- "Picture Book Illustrators" Edition

- Primary "Australian Authors" Edition

- Intermediate "Australian Authors" Edition

Each with 40-book, 30-book, & 20-book challenge options!

Choose from a 3-dimensional version, where students cut and fold the printables into 3D books to stack onto their tower, OR a 2-dimensional version, where students can hang up a “tower template” on which to glue the 2D books, stacking them higher and higher. (Condensed "Paper Saver" version included, too!)

ALL of this, in TWO full-color designs ("Retro Chevron" and "Bright Colors"), is included, as well as blackline versions. Step by step instructions, sample parent letters to explain the challenge, printable award certificates, and accountability options are all included too. Now includes a "Team Challenge" section, too!

Includes several EDITABLE components to help you customize the challenge to suit your needs:

- editable category list

- editable parent letter

- editable 2D and 3D cut-outs (only the text is editable)

- editable Paper-Saver sheets (only the text is editable)

**NOTE: The editable file is a PowerPoint file that includes instructions and tips. The components on the list above are then only editable pieces in the resource.

Now get to stackin'!

**This product is for personal and SINGLE classroom use only. To share with other teachers, please purchase additional licenses (at a discount).**

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