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Best Strategies for School Wide and Classroom Reading Incentive Programs:
Specifically Designed for Educators Serving Grades K-8: Librarian/Media Specialists, Classroom Teachers, Resource Teachers, Reading Specialists, Public Librarians, Title I Staff Members, Gifted Education Teachers, Instructional Aides, and Administrators
- Dozens of practical strategies to build and develop a school wide or classroom reading incentive program
- How to make the most of Accelerated Reader, Reading Counts or other similar programs if your school uses them
- How to get your students to read OVER ONE BILLION WORDS in a school year with or without software incentive programs like Accelerated Reader
- Innovative ways to provide immediate intrinsic and extrinsic motivational opportunities that are more challenging and motivating for ALL of your students – what the research says about motivating students
- How to make the best use of FREE and already available motivators in your school and district and a host of other strategies to more effectively challenge your students to read much more than they ever thought possible
- Demonstrations, role plays, diagrams, models, classroom examples, and an extensive and exclusive resource handbook filled with dozens of ideas, lists and lists of books categorized by author, genre, themes, student interests, and reading levels
Practical Ideas and Strategies
How do we get our students to read 20 or 30 books when they have read very little since starting school? How can reading incentive programs work more efficiently and effectively? How do we get the “right” titles to students to excite them to read more? How can we afford to have enough extra copies of some titles when we don’t even have a book budget to begin with? Do we really have to bribe students with gifts and prizes to get them to read a lot? Doesn’t the research say external incentives never work? How do I get the whole staff to buy into helping us with such large reading goals? If you have asked yourself questions like these, you will want to attend Chris Hales’ seminar, Best Strategies for School Wide and Classroom Reading Incentive Programs: What Works! (Grades K-8). You will leave this seminar with a wide variety of practical strategies that will maximize the reading success of your students no matter who you serve within your classroom, school or district. You’ll receive a wealth of practical techniques for motivating all of your students including the gifted and the strugglers.
Ten Key Benefits of Attending
- Practical and Doable Strategies to Increase the Success of Your School Wide and/or Classroom Reading Incentive Program
Learn from a media specialist who has successfully developed and maintained an award-winning reading program – how you can make it happen in your classroom or school with all your students. All ideas will work with or without Accelerated Reader, Reading Counts or other software programs.
- How to Make the Most of Reading Incentive Programs like Accelerated Reader, Reading Counts or Other Similar Ones
Use your current programs more effectively and have a billion-words-read school. Most schools could reach this goal with some fine-tuning. Others will find the detailed, yet simple ways help make the magic happen.
- Drastically Increase the Number of Books Students Can Read in a Year
Most students would enjoy reading books much more if the story they visualize in their head was moving a lot faster. Who wants to watch a movie in slow motion? Increase your own speed on site and learn to teach your students how to as well.
- Specific Strategies to Encourage Students to Choose Books They Are More Likely to Read
Discover what causes a student to choose some books over others. Good book covers help, but there are quite a few factors that tend to lead to big checkouts and more importantly, books students actually finish.
- Go Beyond Booklists – Find the Books Students Want to Read
Book lists are nice, but most people would like to learn how to fish for themselves. Where are all the hot sources? Who can be trusted to provide appropriate titles for public schools when community standards vary throughout the country?
- Practical Strategies to Motivate Your Lowest Readers
Learn practical, yet highly effective techniques for increasing the productivity of students who insist they hate reading.
- What Does the Research Say About Motivating Students
Learn what new and old research has to say about positive and negative motivation. What works and what doesn’t.
- Accelerate the Amount of Reading of Your Entire School
Discover ways to organize your library/classroom to maximize the amount of daily checkout and help students find what they are looking for without your immediate presence.
- Learn Practical Ways to More Effectively Use Your Book Budget
Not all hardback books are $10-$15 and many hardbacks and paperbacks can be FREE! You will find out many places that are begging you to take their good books. Fill your library or classroom with thousands of titles in less than a year for pennies on the dollar.
- Increase Student Interest in Books You Already Own
Most libraries already have a good foundation of strong books in fiction and nonfiction. Learn practical ways to get them in the hands of students and engaged in reading them!
Outstanding Strategies You Can Use Immediately
- Easy to follow, step-by-step instructions on how to set up and maintain highly successful reading incentive programs
- Dozens of ideas to accelerate the amount of reading in your classroom or school
- How to make the best use of Accelerated Reader and other similar programs to really get students engaged in reading
- Practical, highly effective tips and techniques for increasing the productivity of students who insist they hate reading
- Exciting reading activities to kick off the very first days of school
- Strategies to excite all your students from the gifted to the struggling
- Discover what books get students hooked right from the start
- How to help students choose their own books successfully the first time
- Excellent Web sites for students and teachers to use and refer to often
- How to make time for daily reading at school
- Get more students talking about their favorite books
- Create a campus of readers, from the students to the staff
- Increase circulation overnight
- How to handle the negative student comments about reading
- Become a book expert at your school
- Create excitement on your campus all year long
- Get parent buy-in and support throughout the year
- Find out how you get mature adults to read as feverishly as the students
- Creative ways to budget for books
A Message From Your Seminar Leader
If you are looking for simple solutions to get your students to read more, you won’t want to miss this day! This is an exciting time to be involved with students and reading! We now have access to many more books and resources than ever before which makes the timing perfect to help our students get engaged in reading! But you may be wondering when and how you can fit this into what you already have on your plate. I’m excited to tell you that not only is it possible, but it also will make your job as an educator much more enjoyable and rewarding.
I have put together the best of the best ideas and strategies that I have found work and really do get students to READ MORE! All of the ideas will work well as stand-alones or in conjunction with Accelerated Reader, Reading Counts or other software programs. You will discover how to organize a program, how to select books, how to help students select books, what research says about incentive programs, and how to motivate your students to start and finish more books than ever!
We all want to enjoy what we do, and I believe I have included ideas, strategies and proven ways to motivate you and your students to be who you and they want to be. I hope you will come and bring your colleagues along to experience something very different, but important!
I look forward to meeting you! Be sure to come early and sit close. You won’t want to miss anything.
P.S. I know how valuable your time is and I will provide you with a unique, entertaining seminar experience. I assure you I have taken out anything that isn’t relevant or interesting and filled this time with my best material.
Who Should Attend
Educators serving grades K-8: Librarian/Media Specialists, Classroom Teachers, Resource Teachers, Reading Specialists, Public Librarians, Title I Staff Members, Gifted Education Teachers Instructional Aides, and Administrators.
Special Benefits of Attending
Extensive Resource Handbook
Each participant will receive an extensive resource handbook designed specifically for this seminar. The handbook includes:
- lesson templates to use in your classroom
- research-based, copy-ready frameworks for teachers to use in their classrooms
- slides of key components of the seminar
- a bibliography of resources
Meet and Share
This seminar provides an excellent opportunity for participants to meet and share with other educators interested in strengthening their school wide reading incentive programs.
Chris Hales will be available at the seminar for consultation regarding your questions and the unique needs of your reading incentive program.
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