Target Tags/Brag Tags: Genre Genius Reading Incentive Program
Want to motivate your students to read a wide variety of genres beyond their current favorites? Try Target Tags! Kids are natural collectors and they will love earning these fun and colorful Reading Target Tags as they work to become a “Genre Genius”.
This program will have your students branching out beyond their comfort zones, and hopefully discovering new favorite genres!
As students read the required number of books for each genre, they earn that genre’s Target Tag. I give you suggested amounts of books for each genre, but I include an editable form so you can customize for your students. When a student has read the required amounts of all genres, he/she earns the final tag, and becomes a “Genre Genius”. (I then allow them to sit in my comfy wheelie office chair for a day.) After a student has become a Genre Genius, I allow them to set their own goals for the rest of the year, choosing only the genres they want to read.
In addition to the genre Target Tags, there are also tags to award for every 5 books read, up to 100 books, as every year I have a few students who read way more than the expected amount. Each page has 25 tags, so you usually only need one page of each tag for your whole class.
In all, there are 37 different tags, plus some of the book number tags come in separate girl/boy options. Genre Target Tags are for the following genres:
Mythology (I know it’s included in traditional literature, but because of the mythology standards in the Common Core for 4th Grade, I included a separate tag for it.)
“I am a Genre Genius” Tag
**Just Added 10-10-16: Adventure/Survival**
Target Tags for # of Books read- “Book 1 is done!” 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50, 55, 60, 65, 70, 75, 80, 85, 90, 95, and 100.
You will also receive genre tally sheets, including an editable one in case you want to change the required genres, reading logs for recording # of books read up to 100 books, and an end-of-year reflection sheet. The reading log also has an editable page so that you can customize, (as long as you have PowerPoint.)
You may also be interested in this set of genre posters which coordinates with the Target Tags. Reading Genre Posters
I use Target Tags for a variety of academic and social targets. My students are very motivated by them, and they are a low-cost and easy reward. Just print, cut, and hole punch! Laminating is nice, but not necessary if that is an issue for you.
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Titles of Target Tag Sets:
Target Tag Brag Tags: Character Education
Target Tags: Homework
Target Tags Brag Tags: Editable Set 1
Target Tags Brag Tags: Editable Set 2
Target Tag Brag Tags: Editable Bundle
Target Tags: Classroom Tags Set 1
Target Tags: Classroom Tags Set 2
Target Tag Brag Tags: Classroom Bundle
Target Tags: Genre Genius Reading Incentive Program
Target Tags: 100-Book Challenge
for students in grades K-2 who are reading mainly picture books. This set does not include genres.
Target Tag Brag Tags: A.R. Points
Target Tags (and Timed Tests): Addition
Target Tags Brag Tags: Addition Facts Tags Only Version
Target Tags Brag Tags (and Timed Tests): Subtraction Facts
Target Tag Brag Tags: Subtraction Facts Tags Only Version
Target Tags (and Timed Tests): Multiplication Facts
Target Tag Brag Tags: Multiplication Facts Tags Only Version
Target Tags (and Timed Tests): Division
Target Tag Brag Tags: Division Facts Tags Only Version
Target Tags Brag Tags: Kindergarten Math Targets
Target Tags Brag Tags: First Grade Math Targets
Target Tag Brag Tags: First Grade Math Bundle
Target Tags Brag Tags: Second Grade Math Targets
Target Tag Brag Tags: Second Grade Math Bundle
Target Tag Brag Tags: Third Grade Math Targets
Target Tag Freebies:
Target Tag Brag Tags FREEBIE: Birthday Boy or Girl
Target Tag Brag Tags FREEBIE: "O-fish-ally" a ___ Grader!
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