Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Reading Motivation Needed???

In case you haven't heard, there is a HUGE giveaway going on at Head Over Heels for Teaching and Fourth Grade Flipper.  Holly and Joanne are joining their superpowers to bring you this enormous giveaway to celebrate both of these ladies reaching 1,000 followers!  Congrats, ladies!  With all of the inspiration you provide on your blogs, I'm not surprised at your following.  :)
One of the prizes offered today is my Reading Challenge Genre Tags.

If you are familiar with the 40 Book Challenge shared by Donalyn Miller in The Book Whisperer, these tags are a must-have!  There is a different tag for each of the 40 books in the challenge representing a variety of genres.  

I started the 40 Book Challenge in September, but it pretty much went no where.  But once I brought these babies out, the amount of reading in my classroom SOARED!  I have one student who has already met the 40 Book Challenge and several others who are close.  My students are reading like CRAZY just to earn these tags.  (One boy took home four chapter books over break so he could read, read, read!)

You can enter the contest for this and other fun prizes at either of these blogs just by clicking on the buttons below.  New winners every day!  Best of luck to you!!
Head Over Heels for Teaching   4th Gr Flipper


  1. I'm glad to hear your students are reading like crazy. I'm entered in the giveaway, and my fingers are crossed! Have a great week!

    Fit to be Fourth

  2. How exciting that you created a product to motivate your students to read! Nothing's better than that! A+ for the student who brought home 4 chapter books! Thank you so much for celebrating with us and your kind words! You're going to make someone a very happy teacher tomorrow!
    Head Over Heels For Teaching

  3. I love the idea of reading genre tags! Did you cut out each one and laminate them separately? I just need to take time to make them! Are you using chains or binder rings? Thank you so much for helping us celebrate with our giveaway, BBB! :)
    Fourth Grade Flipper

  4. I just wanted to let you know that I borrowed your idea, "One Word Project". I did it with my second grade class yesterday. They really loved the video. I shared it in my blog post today and I gave you credit so be sure to stop by and check it out. Thanks for sharing the great idea and video . We really enjoyed doing this writing activity.


  5. I love seeing kids at school wearing their tags! It's a brilliant idea. I've been meaning to share this video my school made, just be aware the toon is catchy! http://youtu.be/D0iqXGRIMv0


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