Download this free at home reading challenge for kids to keep students of all backgrounds engaged in reading, even when school isn’t in session.
It is March 2020 and for the first time in our lifetime, schools across the country are closed. ☹️
Since this wasn’t planned, and therefore we (teachers) didn’t have time to prepare, how do we keep kids engaged with reading at home?
I wanted to do my part to help. Insert this free at home reading challenge!
The kids find it irresistible! 😍📚
Who is the free at home reading challenge for?
This free reading challenge for kids is suitable for all elementary school students, regardless of their age or reading level.
It doesn’t tell students what to read as much as it tells them how to read. Here are some examples:
- Read outside.
- Build a fort – then read in it!
- Reading during a picnic.
- Read a book in bed.
- Read a book two times in a row.
What do students need in order to do the reading challenge activities?
These activities were specifically designed with all students in mind.
They don’t require specific texts or materials.
(I know that unfortunately not all students have access to multiple books at home. They can still do this!)
Any student can complete the activities with whatever they have on hand at home.
Completing the Free Reading Challenge
In the odd case that student can’t complete an activity, not to worry!
The goal of the activity is to complete as many reading activities as possible. Think of it like a game of BINGO!
Bonus: Integrate Writing with the Free Reading Challenge
Since reading and writing go hand-in-hand, there’s writing extension at the bottom of the page!
It challenges kids to keep a journal about each reading activity that they do.
Once again, it’s completely flexible. Students can do this in a journal, or online in a google doc!
How do I share the free reading challenge for kids with my students?
Typically, as a teacher author, I would ask that you do not share resources online. However, during the school closures, I am happy for you to share this online! 💜
Here are some ways that you can share this reading challenge with your students.
- Print it out and include it in a hard copy packet that you’re giving to your students
- Share the PDF them the PDF via email, Google Classroom, or a secured classroom website
- Take a screenshot of the file. Send it to your students via Remind, Seesaw, Class Dojo, Google Classroom, or any other secure learning platform.
I know this all depends on what you and your students currently have access to.
Just know that I support you sharing this reading challenge for kids in any way that you can.
Let’s keep those kids reading!
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Let Your Students Read Phonics Reading Comprehension Passages at Home!
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Then you can use Google Classroom to share them with your students. 🙌🏼