We are only weeks away from the end of the school year! Can you believe how fast this year has gone by, although I am sure some of you may have wished this year went by even quicker! Are you getting Spring fever, or are your students the ones showing signs of being checked out!?! My BBB's and I have pulled together some of our favorite survival tips for this time of year and along with a few AWESOME giveaways!
By this time of year do you feel like it's pulling teeth to get your students to read? It seems like all they want to do is everything BUT read! Around this time last year I implemented Reading Bingo, I will introduce it this year on Monday when we get back from Spring Break.
Once they have read a book and passed the AR test I use a Bingo dauber to mark of their square. Each time a student makes a BINGO they earn one of the following: a prize from the prize bin, candy, or a classroom ticket of their choice. I do not allow them to stop there! I encourage them to get as many Bingo's as possible for the remainder of the school year. They will receive a prize with each Bingo.
My class last year did not enjoy reading. Once I implemented Reading Bingo I had more students meet their monthly AR goal in the last month of school than any other month! This year's group LOVES reading, but HATES AR test. They truly read for pleasure...I am blessed to have them!
I encourage you to grab my Reading Bingo Freebie to keep your students excited about reading these last few weeks of school! I have created two different Bingo sheets. They both have the similar non-fiction text requirements, but one has students read any book from several fiction series and the other list specific fiction books. There is a color and BW copy for each sheet because by this time of year you may be out of color ink or color copies. :) I hope you can use one of them with your students!
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