How do I motivate my students to keep track of how much they are reading at home?
One way I keep track of my students "Home Reading" is with this handy bulletin board.
All I did was printed out each students picture and staple it to the BB. Then I attached a star sticky note next to each picture. Last year I had laminated stars but this year I couldn't seem to find them. I am afraid I put them in long term storage while our building is being renovated. Anyway the Post-It stars work too because instead of having to wipe clean the other starts I just swap them out each month.
Each week when my students turn in their Homework Log, I quickly check how many books they have read and quickly jot down that number on the one of the starts points. At the end of the month I total it up and let them know if they reached our monthly goal.
What do they get if they reach the goal? A Pizza Hut coupon for a free personal pizza! They love this and it is all courtesy of the Book It! program.
Click on the image below to read about it.
FYI, the kids love getting the coupons, but they love getting the numbers on the stars more. They are a funny bunch. :)
So how do you motivate or keep track of your students home reading?