July 27, 2014

Reading Superstar { & freebie! }

I've finally given in to the fact that it's almost time to go back to school, so I've been hard at work on my (never-ending) teacher to-do list.

Tonight I decided to update my reading superstar sign! When I started implementing my reading superstar reward system, I whipped up a sign real quick, stuck it in a sheet protector, and taped it to the board. Somehow, I never got around to making a real / decent / even semi-attractive sign.



Pssst! This little starfish is my first EVER original clip art! 

A little about Reading Superstar:

According to the balanced literacy model, students are supposed to spend 45 minutes of our literacy block reading independently. FORTY FIVE MINUTES. 7-year olds! (During these 45 minutes, I am pulling small groups and individuals.) Although my students had great stamina by the end of the year, they still needed a little extra motivation to stay on task while reading independently. 

I'm pretty sure I invented Reading Superstar in the middle of independent reading on one of "those" days. During independent reading time, I look for students setting a good example. To be the Reading Superstar, a student must be reading, writing in his or her reading response journal, and have no interaction with other students. If I notice some students are getting off-task, all I have to do is say "I'm looking for my new Superstar..." 

The Superstar gets his or her name written on the sign and has dibs on the special chair until the next Superstar is chosen (the next day). I had a secret checklist taped behind the Superstar sign that I would refer to to try and make sure I got everyone! 

SO simple, yet so effective. 

You can grab my Reading Superstar sign for FREE here!

Alright, on to the next item on my to-do list. XOXO

1 comment:

  1. I love the superstar chair! I will have to figure out a way to have a special chair for my 7th graders!

    Surprisingly Seventh


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