Saturday, June 21, 2014

Spark Student Motivation: READ Prize Board

***Due to the summer break, I will leave this linky open for a month-please link up any and all ideas whenever you'd like.
If you follow my blog, you know I'm a HUGE fan of Reading Counts! It's a great incentive and motivator to promote reading. Our school offers incentives (remember the dunking booth!) and I offer incentives in my classroom too. However, I wanted to challenge my students further than earning points-I wanted them to increase their accuracy rate. I created a READ prize board and placed it at the front of my room. Every time a student scored a 10/10 on a Reading Counts test they got to sign a spot on the board for a chance to win a prize. I had several students who read longer text so to make it fair, I allowed them to sign their name on a box for every two points they earned. (If the book was worth 10 points, they signed 5 times).
Once I introduced this new incentive in our classroom, these sheets filled up quickly! It was important for them to double check their answers to aim for that 10/10!
I keep these letters in a bucket and pull one winner when the board is entirely filled.
*It could be pulled at the end of each day or several winners when it's filled-many options.
Simple idea, but motivated my students to read more carefully and it revived some of my readers who were slacking a little! :)
*It could be used anything for reading: 100 book challenge, completed reading logs, improvement on weekly reading tests, Accelerated Reader, #  of minutes on a reading computer program, etc. 
This will be an exclusive FACEBOOK FAN FREEBIE for a LIMITED TIME ONLY! Because there's no way to leave feedback, I'd really appreciate it if you SHARE on Facebook. :)
THANK YOU for liking and sharing in advance!
I hope you had a wonderful week! Please link up any lessons, ideas, tips, tricks, incentives, ANYTHING you do get your students motivated or excited!
Don't forget to grab my button and link back to this post!
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!
***Please include the topic in the link up with your blog name.



  1. Thanks so much for this freebie! I am excited to use it and definitely shared it with my teacher friends. :)

    Mrs. Spangler in the Middle

  2. I can definitely see using this with my students! I always have students who just take tests on their book to try to get points, but they didn't actually read the book! This would help eliminate that!


  3. Great freebie! Thank you! We do AR at my school, so I think I will use it for that. :)

  4. This is great! Thank you! I have a couple that this would really work for and then I have some that are so motivated that I can't even keep up with them. I had one student score 1, 500 A.R. points this year. I'm pretty sure that is a school record. Blew me out of the water. XO
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'

  5. Thinking of how to use this to motivate my boy dominated class whose assessment forms say they hate reading. I will definitely snag this freebie.

  6. That's a super cool idea, definitely going to see if I can do this for Math!

    Anisa @ Creative Undertakings

  7. I am not familiar with Reading Counts, so I'm going to check it out. I am always looking for new ideas to motivate my students to read. Thanks!

    Forever in Fifth Grade

  8. I really like this idea. I believe checking for accuracy is an important skill to teach children early! Thanks for the freebie.


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...