This project was made with my 11-year-old son in mind... How can I get him to read more over the summer? Fortunately, he loves to read, so it won't be that hard :) But, I'm sure your "Gamer" boys AND girls will love to complete this summer reading game challenge. My son gave it a thumbs up, so I know your kids will love it as well.
To play the game, students are given a game mat (a television screen with 20 scattered magic mushrooms on it). They are also given a game controller tracking booklet. You can set the goal for your own students: either they are tracking the number of BOOKS or CHAPTERS they read. The total goal number is 20, so that would be 20 books or chapters. Keep this in mind when choosing which goal format to choose for your students.
Once they've completed a book or chapter, they can color in a magic mushroom on their game mat. Then they continue to read and color their mushrooms until their entire game screen is colored in.
When students return from school, I like to provide a reward luncheon during school lunch hour, in which I provide a dessert and small prize for those students that completed the game challenge.
I've also included three extra enrichment projects, should you have higher level students that need even more practice. They are to create a new video game based upon a hero, villain, or setting from one of their books they read over the summer. These projects can be used at your discretion.
All you need, family letters, game printables, and project ideas are included!