Reading Incentive Ideas
... You'll Love this Book: In February, I have templates that look like Valentines. Kids who read …
You'll Love this Book: In February, I have templates that look like Valentines. Kids who read a book, can send a "You'll Love this Book" card to a friend. The template looks like a card, but asks the sender to include the book's title, author, a short description of the plot, and why this friend would love it. Each day, I have student volunteers sort the cards and deliver them to the classrooms.
Get Me Out of Here: I find dozens of books that rarely circulate and put them in a display. I tell kids that I am thinking of removing these books from the collection because no one ever reads them. Kids can then check them out, read them, and let me know if they should stay or go--but they must tell me the reasoning based on reading their book--of course, there is a form they must fill out (and I often do follow their recommendations). I select 5 participants and allow them to each select one book to put in the library to replace the books removed during this promotion. ----
Related links or ideas:
http://eric.ed.gov/ERICWebPortal/custom/portlets/recordDetails/detailmini.jsp?_nfpb=true&_&ERICExtSearch_SearchValue_0=ED292055&ERICExtSearch_SearchType_0=no&accno=ED292055 - ERIC Read...for the Fun of It! A Compilation of Reading Incentive Programs