We all know how important it is for students to read every day. However, it is hard to get them to do so over school vacations for various reasons. I have found that in my class, by offering a “reading challenge” my students are more excited and therefore are more likely to read during their break.
Included in this produce are four different themed reading challenges:
* Thanksgiving Break
* Winter Break / Christmas break – one is holiday neutral and one is Christmas themed.
* February Break
* Spring Break
How to use:
1. Print a copy of the recording sheet and the reading challenges for each student
2. Set a goal as a class for the number of minutes required for a reading challenge. For
example, during Thanksgiving break each feather is worth 20 minutes of reading.
3. Have students complete the challenge at home and return it to school on the agreed upon
Encourage your students to have fun while they complete the challenges. Also, they could create their own challenges and write them on the recording sheet.