Saturday, October 12, 2013

Spark Student Motivation: Must Read Books

HAPPY SATURDAY! IT'S TIME TO GET MOTIVATED!
 


 Reading is my favorite part of the day...there's just so many opportunities to teach, to learn, to grow!
There are many things I do in my class to get my students excited about reading, but a recent addition to my motivational tactics are Must Read Books Reading Labels.
 

 This idea came to me at the beginning of the year, and I WISH so much I would've thought of it years ago! The inside of my books would be filled with names! My original idea was to motivate other students to want to read a particular book if they saw all those names listed....especially if it was a student they knew-"Oh, Kyler read this book, then I have to read it too!"
I just didn't realize when I thought of this idea it would be just as motivational to finish a book to write your name on the label!
 
I like how a couple of students left a rating!

 
I asked some of my students to come back from last year to find some books they read last year, so they could sign the labels to get us started. When my current students saw my former students writing on the labels, they couldn't wait to join in on the action!

 
These labels are available for my students to take and add to any book!
I'm not "policing" who writes on the labels, but I told my students I'd like them to pass the Reading Counts test before they sign. They can add it to any chapter book or picture book from my library.


 We have so much power and pressure to create readers and leaders in our classroom right? I'm so excited this motivational idea came to me! Who knew a label could be so exciting??!!
I just added it to my classroom and I know it will be the spark for some of those reluctant readers!
 
**If you'd like a copy of these labels (#5164-6 per page), just leave a comment and an email and I'll send them to you! :O) Cute frames by I'm Lovin' Lit!
 
 I hope you had a wonderful week! Please link up any lessons, ideas, tips, tricks, incentives, ANYTHING you do or plan to do to get your students motivated or excited!
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Check out all the wonderful ideas from my friends who link up and don't forget to leave some love by commenting....we LOVE comments!


 
 

59 comments:

  1. Brilliant idea. I know my students will love to join the ranks of the "famous". Thanks. I'd love a copy.
    Wingodingos20@gmail.com

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  2. This is a great idea!
    nferreira519 at gmail dot com

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  3. Love this idea! Please send me a copy of the label. Thank you!
    cherrick@frontiernet.net

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  4. Wow! Sometimes a simple idea can be one of the most powerful when puto into action! I love this label and will be totally copying you! Would you also tell me where you found the poster about readers being leaders? I'd love to have you send me a copy the book labels t0 - JWtchr@comcast.net Thanks!

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  5. This is a great idea! I'd love for you to share with me.
    Candy62385@verizon.net

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  6. Love this idea! And I absolutely love the fact that you are so willing to share :) No need to recreate! Thanks soooo much! So awesome!

    I know my students would LOVE seeing their name in a book and seeing what others have been reading as well! What a simple yet great idea!
    Amanda
    MsAPlusTeacher@gmail.com
    My Shoe String Life

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  7. I love the labels! It reminds me of the old days when you'd actually sign a library card to check out a book---you knew a book was good if a whole lot of people had checked it out! I would love a copy: shammanaj at gmail.com. Thank you!

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  8. I love this idea! I wonder how I can get my now-middle-schoolers to come back by and sign some books...Looks like I'm going to have to hang out outside at dismissal for a few days until I catch some of them coming to pick up their little siblings! I;d love a copy of your labels! mrskristend@gmail.com
    ~Kristen
    Chalk & Apples

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  9. What a GREAT idea! My kids would definitely go for that - I'd love a copy! I plan to start implementing this on Monday. Thanks for the awesome idea, friend! :)
    ~Jessica
    Joy in the Journey

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  10. Oh Joanne! This is fan-tas-tic!! The kids would be THRILLED to see their names inside the books. Kinda like that old library check-out system {before we went computerized}. The kids still love to find the old books that still have the check-out cards in them, and read the names of those who read that book previously. I admit, I still do that too. ; ) I must do this. Please send me a copy of this. THANKS!!
    allisonmeyer099@gmail.com
    Ali
    Teaching Powered by Caffeine

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  11. I'd love a copy! What a GREAT idea for motivating students to read!

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  12. I love the "I Like big books and I cannot lie!"

    Thanks for sharing your ideas!
    Annie
    Three Cheers for First Grade!

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  13. I just gasped a little at how great an idea this is! I'd love a copy of your labels :-)

    snaimzad (at) gmail (dot) com

    Sarah
    MissKinBK

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  14. I love this idea! Why didn't I think of that?! I'd love the labels for my books :)

    Also, what is Reading Counts test?

    Thanks

    Rae
    mindfulrambles@gmail.com
    Mindful Rambles

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  15. This is an awesome idea!! I love having it right in the book as a great visual. Could you pretty please send me a copy? Thanks for hosting and for the awesome ideas as always!!
    ~Holly
    Fourth Grade Flipper

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  16. I love this idea! I can see this being a big motivation for some of my kids to finish the book so they can sign their name! Thanks for offering to share it!

    erocks720@aol.com

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  17. These is such a simple yet fantastic idea!! I pinning it and will be sharing it with lots of people!! Anything to get them reading! I'd love a copy of your labels! Thanks!
    A Tall Drink of Water

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  18. What a fabulous idea! I know my second graders would love it! Please add me to the list to receive a copy of the label! Thanks so much for sharing :)
    dboyd@bcps.org

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  19. Fantastic idea!
    Toni Nicholson
    chief9937@Yahoo.com

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  20. Such an awesome idea! Thanks for another inspiring idea!!
    mtbbent@aol.com

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  21. What a great idea! One of those "wish I thought of that" moments! I would love a copy please!

    thanks!
    jnavone@stgrsd.org

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  22. Wonderful idea and so simple...who knew? Thanks so much and I would love a copy! mlloyd@maxwellp12.com

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  23. This is another Mrs. Miller Must Have!!! I would love a copy!
    mchughlynn@yahoo.com

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  24. What a fantastic idea Joanne. I used to love looking at the sign out card in library books to see who else had read the book. Using their peers is a great way to motivate students (I know it works for fashion in my class!). I of course would love a copy of your labels!

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  25. I LOVE this idea! I'm always looking for new ways to motivate my kiddos to read! I know they'll be excited to see who else in the class has read a book that they have chosen! I would soooo appreciate a copy of your labels. Thank you for sharing such a FAB idea!
    dtaricska@yahoo.com

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  26. I love this idea and thought about doing something like this, but your idea is so cute. Please send me a copy.

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  27. Love your book labels. Such an awesome idea. Never even thought of it. :) Please send a copy.
    Ursula
    ugamler@boyertownasd.org

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  28. Such a great idea. Please send me a copy.

    Kim
    kimquinn@beld.net

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  29. Such a great idea. Please send me a copy.

    Kim
    kimquinn@beld.net

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  30. What a fun, motivating way to keep the kiddos coming back for MORE BOOKS! Please send me a copy.

    Kristen
    kbagnola@gmail.com

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  31. yes please!

    jheinrichs@473mail.net

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  32. What a great idea! kim_sandvik@yahoo.com

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  33. I just stumbled onto your blog from another site. I would love these labels. My email is davisjeatmukilteo.wednet.edu. Thanks so much!

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  34. Love this idea! Email is boleary@whitefield.org I would love a copy!
    Beth

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  35. Love this idea! Would love if you could send me a copy: Ruesch.kim@tallmadgeschools.org

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  36. Love the label! Would greatly appreciate a copy...Thanks
    spenstk@yahoo.com

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  37. Love this idea. I can't wait to get my now 6th graders to sign their names. The second graders will love it! Thank you for sharing, I'd love a copy.
    msdecker05@aol.com

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  38. Hi,
    I absolutely LOVE the labels! Your products are so wonderful! I am thrilled I discovered your blog--thanks so much! My email is jdkrogman@gmail.com.
    Joan

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  39. I'd love a copy! What a great idea! My email is maegenmb@yahoo.com. Thanks for sharing! :)

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  40. I know I'm a little late responding, but I love the label! I try to allow time for "book ads" every week, but this would be a great addition, especially for those weeks when time gets away from us. Thanks for sharing! jowens.mariner@gmail.com

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  41. I'd LOVE a copy of this! Would you send it to me, please? Thank you so much!
    kariepeterson @ alpinedistrict . org

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  42. Jeez....I am reallly late! I just recently became one of your blog followers. If possible, I would really love to have a copy of this template. Thank you :3 urallmyan@gmail.com

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  43. I love your labels! I was actually thinking of doing something similar when I came across your blog post. So thanks for saving me time by creating this awesome product. I would love if you would me a copy. My email is mrs.erin.wiley@gmail.com. Thanks again!

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  44. I would love a copy of your labels. This is such a great way for students to see who else is interested in the same types of books as them. I can only imagine the discussions students may have with others who have read the same book as them. Thanks. My email is lamoureh@hlcsk12.net

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  45. Love these labels! Thanks for sharing the labels with other teachers so that students can share their love of reading. Could you please email me a copy of the labels? My email address is schmidthl@warrencor3.k12.mo.us

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  46. i would LOVE to start using these labels for my class library of 600+ books... i also have a slight addiction to ya literature!!!
    mrs.hullender@gmail.com

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  47. I love your must read book idea. I would like a copy of your template. I want to start this right away in my 5th grade room!

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  48. What a great idea! I'd love a copy of your labels if they're still available. Thanks!
    Gardengaltoo@hotmail.com

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  49. Your ideas about study very good and i also work on your ideas during the reading thanks for share it online paraphrase tool .

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  50. Love this! Can you please send me the labels! argst15@mail.rmu.edu

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  51. Hi!! I love your labels. Could you please send me a copy? adoherty@atxmail.com

    Thank you so much!

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  52. Hi!! I love your labels. Could you please send me a copy? adoherty@atxmail.com

    Thank you so much!

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  53. I love this idea ! IF you have time could I get a copy? bjraybur@volusia.k12.fl.us
    Thank you!!

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