I am always looking for new and innovative ways to get my students excited about reading. I have found that sports and a little competition get my students fired up!
This activity is perfect since the World Series is right around the corner!
How it works:
The class World Series lasts for 9 days (each day is a new inning in your game). You will set a nightly reading goal. This goal depends on your grade level and class needs. I recommend 15 or 30 minutes. Split your class into 2 teams. During this time, students take home a reading ticket. On the ticket, they record the minutes that they read that night. (I have also included reading tickets that require the students to summarize what they read.) The next day students will receive a base hit for every 30 minutes that they read. Each team will have their own field (that you attach to the white board) and throughout the 9 days they will move their players around the bases and keep track of the team score on the scoreboard. At the end of the game, the team with the highest score can win a celebration!
Directions and Suggestions
4 different versions of the reading ticket
6 different versions of a letter home to parents
6 different awards and certificates
Get ready to watch your students get excited about reading!
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