Over the years I taught, I used a variety of ideas to motivate my students to become voracious readers. (I promise to share more of them in depth soon!) Like any goal, I believe it’s important to track progress-namely it’s incredibly important for students to see HOW much they’ve read and grown over the course of a school year or even, summer.
From reading logs to charts, from bulletin boards to cozy reading environments, a culture of reading is directed by parents and teachers, and needs to be at the forefront of planning. Without success in reading, our students will struggle across most subjects areas.
The homeschooling and teaching blogging world has many creative reading motivation ideas.
Our Grow A Reader Series
- Why you should close-caption your tv
- Ideal home environment for young readers
- How to read to a child, important tips!
- Race into reading idea
- Ride and read
- Upcycled book palette
- Spring book box
- Upcycled cardboard box into book bin
First, up consider the environment.
Search stores for end of summer kid lawn chairs.
Stock a library with organized books.
Much like this classroom over at Yeehaw Teaching in Texas
Going with that theme…pick up a baby pool on clearance,
and watch your students dive into reading time via Obseussed
Think color and cushy comfort via Kinder-Craze
Make seating a priority like Tangled in Teaching
After you’ve created a great reading environment, now it’s time for a few bulletin boards!
This next idea is from our site: THE BOOKWORM CLUB!
A great system for tracking read-alouds and reading at home and school.
Adding feathers to a peacock can really “Show Off” how much you have read in the classroom. Grab this Peacock Reading Bulletin Board HERE!
Here is what is inside this fabulous resource!
Favorite books bulletin board from Tupelo Honey
Books Blast Off! bulletin board from The Orange Room
Add to your insect reading incentive bulletin board via Bulletin Board Pro
Reading make you pop via Pinterest
Pick a spot reading jar from Shady Tree Diary
Reading web from Two Can Do It. Chain link idea plus reading log
Reading incentive bookmarks from 2nd Grade Waves via Teachers Notebook
Add a bookmark to the board from Thinking of Teaching
Reading incentives brag tag style from Confessions of a Homeschooler
The prize buggy from The Book Bug (this cart is super cute!)
Pirate themed reading incentive idea from Erika Gawelski via TpT
Oh Snap! from Second Grade Shenanigans
Penny a page idea from Thoroughly in Earnest
Summer Reading Star! from How Does She
20 minutes reading incentive program from Simply Kierste
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Have a great idea and want to share it? Whether you have a blog or not, we’d love for you to submit an idea here!
Thanks for reading,
Nicolette & Karen
sharing @ What’s Shaking At Shaken Together