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40 Book Challenge/AR

The 40 book challenge was such a success last year that we are doing it again!!!  What is it?  Here is some information... 

40 Book Challenge:

This year we will be doing the 40 Book Challenge.  I am challenging all students to read at least 40 books this year (on or above their grade level). Books do not have to be chapter books, however, they should NOT be easy readers.  Once a student has read his/her book, they may choose one assignment/activity to complete about the book they read.  Once they turn in their "assignment", they may add it to their personal chart in class.  Throughout the year, we will celebrate student successes with pizza parties and activities. 


Students have three choices in order to have their book "count" towards their 40 books.  1:  They may take the AR test that goes along with their book; 2:  They may conference with me one-on-one to prove they read and understood their book; 3:  They can do a book talk in Flipgrid. Students need to show that they read and understood the book.  As the students progress through the year, we may add more activities. 


Pizza Ranch loves to help celebrate our readers.  This year, instead of doing BINGO, students will have a punch card.  For every book read, and "turned in", they will receive a punch on their card.  Once they fill the card (10 punches) they have a ticket to the pizza party at the end of each quarter.  If they do not want to participate in the pizza party (amazingly, some don't), they may redeem their card for other prizes (TBD).  

Other points:  I have a bulletin board where the students keep track of where they are in the challenge.  Every time they "level up" 5-10-15-20, etc, they will receive a smaller prize. 

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