Hold a friendly reading competition everyone can get involved in!
Creating a reading contest is a perfect way to motivate readers. These programs are great for year-round, holding multiple contests throughout the year, or you can hold them seasonally. You can have them compete in a multitude of ways.
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These programs are easy to set-up and fun to run. Students love to be updated on who is winning by seeing the Leaderboard, it makes them want to read more!
It’s a great idea to frequently post updates on social media or even pull it up for the class to see occasionally.
You can run contest two different ways, you can have readers compete against each other individually, or you can have Groups compete against each other.
1. Create a new Program and choose Quick Start.
We are using teams for this example so we chose Group vs. Group.
9. This is an optional step to collect additional data.
Like the regular reading programs, you can still create an incentive for all readers by triggering awards around different progress points throughout the contest.
Students will love to brag about their progress awards and where they are on the leader board. The other students will be dying to work harder!
You can either create the awards to just be awards an images,you can put things such as “Come claim your prize!” and have little prizes or pieces of candy, or you can even partner with local businesses and change the image to be a QR code for a free ice cream or deal at a local shop.