Lesson Plan

Reading Challenge

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One of the big challenges of assigning independent reading is helping class members find a book to read. Another is encouraging readers to read a variety of genres. Never fear, help is here in the form of a quest that asks individuals to research and then generate a list of books they might find interesting.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Begin by asking class members to research the prompts and generate a list of at least five titles for each of the ten categories
  • Invite the school librarian to join the challenge and suggest resources that will help readers with their quest
Classroom Considerations
  • Although the resource is for the 2016 Reading Challenge, the prompts are appropriate for any year
  • The challenge focuses on finding titles so that when the time comes to choose a text readers have a list of at least 10 options
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