Do you want your students to be highly engaged in reviewing rigorous reading content? Well then a reading challenge might be for you!
Each month, if you have your students participate in one reading challenge they can be reviewing and practicing rigorous reading skills, but they won’t know it at all!
What is a reading challenge?
A reading challenge is where you have students reading LOTS of rigorous content and answer questions that are based on the skills you are teaching and learning in the classroom. The students are earning some sort of prize or reward as they are working through that challenge. Below is an example of how rigorous the content in a reading challenge can be.
Why would you do a reading challenge?
You do a reading challenge because students are more motivated to work hard when they are working toward a fun end goal. When they are engaged in the content they want to practice and work hard for you.
How to create a Reading Challenge
- Pick a Fun Theme– Ex. St. Patrick’s Day
- Pick several reading passages that go along with the theme you chose
- Pick an End Goal – Ex. Finding the Leprechaun, solving a secret clue (this clue could let them know they get extra recess or something fun), or anything else you can think of that relates to the theme
- Complete the Challenge- while completing the challenge you can do mini lessons with kids, get assessments of where they are at, and more!
Want a free challenge example? Click here for a free challenge you can use for the 100th day of school in upper elementary!