Monday, June 10, 2013
Teaching tool: Summer reading goals & rewards
I think the fact that we have a bunch of goals keeps him motivated beyond his frustration. I'm so happy he's such a goal-oriented kid.
These are our reading goals for the summer:
1) 350 pages for his school library's program.
2) 30 books for the city library's program.
3) The chance for one of four $25 prizes from the state's number-of-minutes library program.
4) A trip to Chuck-E-Cheese if he reaches the 350 page goal (which we are already 2/3 of the way toward achieving).
5) The weekly Reading Store from Mom. He absolutely loves being able to "buy" a special activity and treats that I won't normally supply for him like candy and pop. In fact the other day he said, "Have I read all 3 books today yet?" He wanted to make sure he did.
6) Summer school for reading. I think he wants to perform well at this too.
He's getting quicker and more confident at reading and that is the best reward of all :)
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