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Scholastic Book Fairs Million-Page Reading Challenge.
These schools encouraged students to become readers for life, and reached the ultimate goal of one million pages read!
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Challenge Your Students

The 1,000-Page Reading Challenge is designed to get students reading! Teachers and media specialists can easily implement this fun program. Follow these easy steps to get started!

Step 1: Create excitement and enthusiasm for the Reading Challenge.

• Plan a simple presentation at a faculty meeting or media-center event.
• Increase interest and attendance by providing yummy snacks and door prizes.
• Remember to review these key program points:
• EVERY child CAN succeed regardless of reading level.
• Record keeping is minimal.
• The Reading Challenge can be incorporated into existing programs such as Scholastic Reading Counts! or Accelerated Reader.
• Participation can increase school unity as you all work together to achieve the million-page goal.

Step 2: Communicate to students and parents that the Reading Challenge is on!

• Send the Student Log (PDF) with a letter to parents (PDF Form) to get them involved. Encourage parents to establish family reading times.
• Use the book and hat clip art to dress up correspondence to parents or teachers.
• Incorporate the 1,000-Page Reading Challenge into existing programs such as Scholastic Reading Counts! or Accelerated Reader.
• Read out loud to students every day, and add these pages to their total.
• Have a DEAR or SQUIRT reading time EVERY DAY and add these pages read in their total.
• Incorporate reading into family night events at your school.

Step 3: Teachers record total pages read by classroom — keep it simple!

• Use the Daily (PDF) and Weekly Classroom Log (PDF), to tally the total number of pages read by the classroom. Keeping track of individual page totals is optional.
• Fill out the Classroom Weekly Reading Certificate (PDF Form), and turn it in to the Media Specialist/Program Coordinator — so he/she can keep track of the total for the school.
• We recommend that you do not keep a visible classroom chart displaying each student's total. This challenge is about individual accomplishment — not competitiveness.
• Download a goal chart bookmark and provide it to students to keep track of their individual progress.

Step 4: Track and promote your school's Reading Challenge success.

• As the classroom teachers turn in the Classroom Weekly Reading Certificate (PDF Form), record their total on the Weekly School Log.
• Display the Classroom Weekly Reading Certificates in the media center.
• Create a school goal chart (PDF) to track your success.
• Have the classroom that read the most number of pages for the week fill in the school goal chart for that week.

Step 5: Recognize and celebrate students' achievements!

• Read the names of students who achieve the 1,000-page goal over the intercom. Have them come to the office for a brief but special ceremony with the principal to receive their Reading Challenge Certificate (PDF Form).
• Take a picture of each student or groups of students as they achieve the goal.
• Announce the school total each week.

With your enthusiasm, our program, and the students' efforts, we can create a nation of readers!


1,000 Page Reading Challenge

Download these Reading Challenge resources for your classroom.

Student Log (PDF)
Student Certificate (PDF Form)

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