Classroom awards giveaway
The person who wins the contest below will receive my Awards, Certificates, Achievements and More e-book. There are 52 different awards in this e-book that cover Reading, Writing, Science and Behavior Awards. You can see a preview a some of the awards below. I usually sell this awards packet for $5.00 but if you submit entries in the contest below you can get all of these awards for free.
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To continue with my series on vocabulary development, I've decided to tackle a common problem that readers face when they've learned to decode small words but are stumped when they come across longer and more complex words. A great vocabulary learning activity that you can use to help overcome this hurdle is a activity that I first learned about from the book Phonics they use by Patricia M. Cunningham called Big Word Collector.
To encourage my students to increase their word collections I've created these great reading awards.
You can get these four awards plus 50 more awards in my e-book Award, Certificates, Achievements and more.
You can also visit my Vocabulary Games or Vocabulary Activities pages for more great ideas on increasing students vocabulary knowledge.
Award Spotlight: Mystery Award
Help your students to expand into other genres by giving out a mystery award.
To earn this award students will need to read four books in the mystery genre. You can, of course, alter this number according to your grade and your students need. You can get this award and many others in the Awards, Certificates, Achievements and More eBook.
Whats so great about the mystery genre?
Do you think that mysteries are only for the upper grades?
Think again. The following books are great to use in the younger grades.
There are 51 different awards in this e-book. There are reading awards, classroom management awards, awards for writing, and even social studies and science.
These awards are great for encouraging students to set their own goals, motivating them to learn, and teaching them responsibility.
You can see a list of all of the rewards by clicking this link.
If you would like to receive a free copy of this e-book. Post a comment telling why you should win the e-book below. I will give away 3 e-books during this contest so start posting. The contest will be open until Friday, October 21, 2011. I will contact the winners by e-mail.
Award Spotlight: Nature Explorer
Want to encourage your students to spent some more time outside? This is the perfect award to get your kids excited about nature. To earn this award students need to:
1. Find a place outside
2. Take a journal/notebook with you
4. Write down what you notice
5. Do this 4 times. At least 30 minuets each time.
6. Bring your notebook to class and share your experience.
Get this and other awards when you purchase this game on the new websites shop.
Get students to expand their reading habits with the genre genius award. To get this award students need to read each of the genres in the genre wheel. By teaching genre you will help students decide what they like to read, and let them find new books they might not have read otherwise. A student who doesn't like reading just hasn't discovered there favorite book!
Along with this awards you also get a graphic organizer that students can mark their progress. The graphic organizers has students color in a wedge for every book genre that they have read. You can also have them write the name of the book to let them have a record of their reading.
To achieve this award students need to present a book in front of the class. Along with the award there is also a worksheet that students can use to help them prepare for their presentation. The presentations don't need to be long 1-2 minuets would be fine. The student only gets the award if another student wants to read the book they've presented.
This award allows students the opportunity to share their favorite books. It helps build a community of readers in the classroom. This award along with 51 other awards is available in the e-book Awards, Certificates, Achievements and More!. The introductory price for the e-book is only $6.50, so get your copy of the book today!.
Introducing Favorite Author Award
This award is given to students who discover their favorite author. What better way to have students discover the joy of reading than to find an author that they love to read over and over.
Here are a few links that can help you find out about different children's authors.
See all of the awards in the e-book
Introducing the Clean Desk Award. Perfect to rewards students who routinely keep their desks clean and motivate students who don't to start. This is one of the 52 Awards that are in my new e-book, Awards, Certificates, Achievements and More!
More Clean Desk ideas
If you would like some more ideas about how to get your students to keep a clean desk, Check out the links below.
How to get your students to keep their desks clean.
I've finally completed my e-book. It is now up for sale. Awards, Certificates, Achievements and More! If you visit the site you can download a free preview with 5 free awards. The ebook is 94 pages long and comes with 52 different awards. For more information check out The awards tab under teaching ideas.
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