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Posted on March 10, 2015 5:21 pm
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Robyn Jones
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Motivating Students to Read
My students read silently for 10 minutes daily and then they record what they read on a reading log. I now have them read at home, but over 75 percent of the students come back to school without their reading recorded. How can I motivate students to read at home because I have explained that this is part of the reason why their reading test scores are so low.
 
     
     
 
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Posted March 10, 2015 5:24 pm

Getube
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Make it a contest. Have rewards and different levels for those rewards. A lot of times if you go to your partners in education they will give you coupons for free stuff that you can use as a reward.
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Solution 2
Posted March 10, 2015 5:37 pm

yPyhaN
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I would definitely make some type of rewards system for the amount of time they read each week. The more minutes the better the prize!For example, if they only read 20 minutes each week then they will receive a small piece of candy but if they read all 50 minutes each week then they can take a trip to the treasure box!
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Solution 3
Posted March 11, 2015 12:00 am

VadeQa
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Rather than a materialistic reward, allow them more of a "show and tell" reward. Their name goes in to the bucket every night that their log is filled in. Then on Friday the student whose name is drawn has 5 minutes to share about what they've been reading. This not only gets students excited to earn the privilege, but it also gets students exposed to things that their peers are reading. If they present on Friday you could make sure that they don't get chosen the next week.
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Rezaty
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Thanks for sharing
  Posted on: March 11, 2015 4:03 pm

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Solution 4
Posted March 11, 2015 4:12 pm

PaGuDu
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I feel that motivating students to read outside of school is always going to be a problem. As most teachers know, studies have shown a negative correlation between reading level and income level. I recently read a study that noted that children from lower income households were spoken to less (fewer number of words directed to the child) by adults within the household, and this had a direct impact upon their reading level. As an educator in a Title I school, I have found that the reading problem has to be addressed in the classroom because it will not be addressed at home. I try to make reading as fun as possible, even at the high school level. I incorporate primary documents, magazine articles, newspapers, and Dr. Seuss. Basically, I use anything that I can to get my kids to read while they are in my classroom.
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Solution 5
Posted February 24, 2018 9:29 pm

Kady Schlemmer
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I would try making it a class competition. The sooner the students all reach a set number of hours reading, they are rewarded with a special activity. If the class does not respond, I would try separating the class into teams. Making it more competitive may motivate them to get more reading done each night.
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