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    Readopoly
    By Sam5

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    I used homeworkopoly as readopoly to motivate kids to better on test prep for the state tests. We did it for about 6 weeks. I took a baseline average of two practice tests, told the kids their scores, made teams based on mixing up high, medium, low kids, and then gave kids a practice test each week. If you stayed the same or went up five you got 1 roll for your team, if you improved by 5 to 15 points you got 2 rolls for your team, and if you got more than 15 points you got 3 rolls. If you passed a reading counts test (like AR) during the week, you earned your team an extra roll .

    We played once a week during Fun Friday. Your whole team came up at once. You got to roll the rolls you earned, but your whole team received any prizes you earned- classroom money, coupons, etc..

    The kids really like it. The lower kids just beamed when they earned their team rolls. I think it motivated the kids to take more seriously the prep time we did for our state tests. The biggest problem we had is that it took so long and even though the kids not rolling had things to do they tended to get rowdy because I was occupied. Next year I think I am going to try to get a parent to run the readopoly while I manage the rest of the class.

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