Reading Challenge Suggestions

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Need ideas for Biblionasium reading challenges? Here are some fun ones to try.

Click here if you need general instructions for creating a reading challenge on Biblionasium.

Series Challenge

Challenge your students to read through an entire book series (example: Harry Potter).

To create a series challenge: 

Go to “Create a challenge based on your choice of books,” click ADD and search for the series you want to assign.

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Select the books in the series, preferably in order. You can choose to issue a deadline or leave it open-ended.

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Award Winners

Creating a challenge from a larger list, such as the Youth Media Awards or the Caldecott Medal and Honor list, can give you a starting point and the assurance that every book you’ve listed is of the highest quality.

To create an award winners challenge: 

You can either select a few books from the list, as shown in the series challenge section, or you can choose “Create a challenge based on reading a minimum number of books from a list.”

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With this option, you can search for and add the books on the list (example: Caldecott award winners).

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Special Event Challenge

Special events like Poetry Month, Black History Month and other holidays are a great opportunity to engage kids in a reading challenge.

To create a special event challenge: 

Create a challenge based on genre (example: Poetry Month), or search for books on a specific topic.

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Summer Reading Challenge

Keeping kids reading during the summer is crucial to avoid the summer slide. One effective method is to assign a number of pages or minutes for the whole summer.

To create a summer reading challenge:

You can choose any method you like, but many schools have had great success (such as Cobb County Schools) with a minutes challenge.

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Have you had success with a different type of challenge? Let us know!

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