Summer Reading (holding kids accountable)

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  1. peachacid

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    Hi! Does anyone have a tried and true system for having students keep track of summer reading? An incentive program, a form, anything?

    I have about twenty students (I am a reading specialist) who made such awesome gains this year, and I am afraid they'll lose some ground during the summer. I want to put together a form for them to fill out, maybe with a parent signature, for every book they read during the summer. Then I want to give each kid a prize if they read more than 5 books.

    Any thoughts?
     
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    Could you get them interested in maybe a local libraries reading program?!?! I know we are going to sign up next week with our local library. They have contest, get to put up something in the library. The more books they read in a week the more chances they have to win the prize for the week!!! I really like that they are doing a weekly prize drawing!!!
     
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    I live in Philadelphia, and I have not been able to find information on programs that the libraries have. I know that their hours are limited. I want to give my kids something from me, because I think that will be more incentive to do it.

    I think the idea of having a contest between them, though, could work. I have a few weeks to develop it, as the kids are in school till the 24th!
     
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    http://www.bookadventure.com/

    I forgot about this as well. It's free...kinda like AR testing... You could set up an account with your kiddos!!!
     
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    We just had our Kindergarten field trip to the library this morning. There we learned about the summer reading program (for every 5 books they read they earn a prize, and can be entered into a drawing for pizza or ice cream). There's even a program for adults too.
    Book stores also have summer reading programs. Borders has a "Double Dog Dare" reading program where any 10 books read, the child will receive a FREE book. Type up a memo about programs in your area to entice them to read. Maybe include somthing about having a reading celebrations party when they return to school where they get ice cream or something like that. Our school librarian does that and gets a huge response.
     
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    Parents

    Just remember that some parents will sign off on reading forms even when they know their child hasn't read the books claimed, especially if there is a prize involved.
     

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