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
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!
Create excitement and enthusiasm for the Reading Challenge.
Plan a simple presentation at a faculty meeting or media-center
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
Participation can increase school unity as you all
work together to achieve the million-page goal.
2: Communicate to students and parents that the Reading Challenge
Use the book
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
Incorporate reading into
family night events at your school.
3: Teachers record total pages read by classroom
keep it simple!
Use the Daily
(PDF) and Weekly
(PDF), to tally the total number of pages
read by the classroom. Keeping track of individual page
totals is optional.
We recommend that you
do not keep a visible classroom chart displaying each student's
total. This challenge is about individual accomplishment
Download a goal
and provide it to students to keep track
of their individual progress.
4: Track and promote your school's Reading Challenge
Display the Classroom
Weekly Reading Certificates in the media center.
Have the classroom that
read the most number of pages for the week fill in the school
goal chart for that week.
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
enthusiasm, our program, and the students' efforts, we can
create a nation of readers!