I ask that students that students read 7 nights a week, BUT I also know that this is not very likely. Therefore, I have set a goal for every student to read at least 4 nights a week…meaning if our class reads 100 nights (as a team) each week we will be well on our way to becoming better readers.
For right now, our 100 Star Goal is working for us. We don’t hit our goal every week, but it gives us a goal to shoot for. Even if we don’t reach the goal, we know that any stars we colored means we are becoming better readers and that is AWESOME!
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What a wonderful idea…thanks for sharing it and your resources!! I teach Title I this year, so I will have to adapt it to my smaller class groups, but I SO want to give this a try!! Thank you, thank you!! 🙂
Hi Jody! I'm so glad you'll be able to adapt it for your class. Over our breaks and during shorter weeks, I will knock down the 100 stars to 75ish to make it more manageable. 🙂
Nicole Swisher says
Great post!! We use the WBT Universal Homework model, and this would fit right into it!! Thanks so much!! 🙂
All Things Apple in 2nd
Hi Nicole! That sounds great. I'm curious – what does WBT Universal Model look like?
Jen Bonner//Sparkling in Second says
Thanks for sharing! I think it's a great idea to keep track of reading as a class. It makes our little ones take more responsibility for their reading.
Thanks again 🙂
Oh the Little Wonders
I love this. Thank you so much!