Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to read a total of 40 books this school year!
I know what you’re thinking: “Why would I want to read 40 books in one year?” Well, as Abraham Lincoln once said:
Okay, so that was actually Dr. Seuss who said that, which you would’ve known if you were a reader. Still, a recent study showed that “reading frequently does actually make you smarter. Not only does it help you retain knowledge, but it helps you to remember that knowledge later on in life.” (Anne Cunningham)
And you know as well as I do that you want to be a genius like Albert Einstein.
(Only better looking.)
So here’s how it’s going to work. I will give you about 20 minutes to read in class. (Except on short days.) You will continue to read at home as well every night, but you will probably have to read for 30 minutes instead of the 20 required for my class. This should give you somewhere between 250-300 minutes a week!
(Which, by the way, would give you an automatic ‘A’ on your Reading grade.)
You will keep track of your books on the tracker. After you are done, you need to fill out the book report form and turn it in. I will also keep track of your progress.
Is this even possible? Of course it is! However, you have to make it happen. And you need to start NOW!
1) The book needs to be at least 100 pages to count as a selection. If you read something less than 100 pages, you will need to read another book to make up for the pages. (On the bright side, any book over 250 pages will count as TWO books.)
2) The book needs to have more words than pictures. (You're in 5th Grade now. I promise you won't die by reading books with words in it.)
3) You need to read the book yourself. It cannot be read to you by me or your mommy. (Or anyone else.)
There will be a prize given to you for every FIVE books you read. Plus, you will also get a bigger prize once you reach the halfway point. (20 books!)
Everyone that finishes the challenge will get a nifty medal to show off to your friends and family AND will be invited to a pizza feast with Mr. Taylor on the last week of school. (Not to mention bragging rights. Go ahead! You earned them.)
What are you waiting for? Stop reading this, get your books out and start the 40 Book Challenge!
IF YOU LOSE YOUR TRACKER, YOU CAN DOWNLOAD ANOTHER COPY HERE
After you have read a book, use this sheet to write a report