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    Reading Challenges
    By Linda

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    I agree - having kids read regularly is tough. I try to structure my novel studies and individual novel studies so that most of it is done at home and (hopefully!)ensures that they're doing some nightly reading.I have them do reading responses for their novel studies too, as a quick check of what they're reading.
    Once each term, I have a reading challenge connected to a theme we're doing in class. (e.g. Reading to the Moon, Reading Across the Country, Reading Olympics,etc). They must read each night and record their reading selection and minutes, signed by a parent.
    Prizes are given (pencils, flags,computer time, free time,etc.) for anyone who meets the challenge and an extra prize for anyone who goes beyond.
    The kids really like it and it's a shorter activity with a specific goal which seems to keep them motivated.

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