Reading Genre Tags.
After reading Donalyn Miller's The Book Whisperer, I knew the book challenge was something I wanted to try. Last year, I rolled out the program and had students record their reading on a chart in their reading folder. How did it go??? Terribly. Students either lost their recording sheet or forgot all about the challenge so it was a big FLOP.
This year, I got smarter!
I created a sticker chart for the challenge and posted the challenge chart on the board. When a student would finish a book in a particular genre (and pass the AR test with a score of 80 or higher), he or she would fill out their challenge chart and we would put a sticker in that category on the sticker chart. This made my students' reading more visual and public -- easier to keep track of. How did it go this time??? A little better, but still not great.
Enter my new Reading Genre Tags that I just posted to my TpT store.
Now when a student has read a book, they record it on their challenge sheet, we put a sticker on the challenge chart, AND they get a genre tag to wear on a necklace around their neck every day. How did is it going now??? FABULOUSLY!!! :) :) :)
My students love the Genre Tags and compete with each other to see who can earn more or certain kinds. They are loving independent reading time, reading longer than required at home every night, and are so excited every time they are given a new tag. (There is a different tag for each of the 40 books.)
So this week we will celebrate the first student to meet the Reading Genre Challenge! What an accomplishment for this young lady!!
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But before I go, I want to wish you all a very blessed Thanksgiving! I am very fortunate to be surrounded by so much and I am very thankful for all of it! Thank you for being a part of that. :)