For Educators: How to Create a Reading Challenge

This short tutorial will guide you through the process of creating a reading challenge on Biblionasium.

Step 1: Go to the Screenshot 2018-11-29 15.10.39.png tab. Select the blue tab that says “Start a new challenge” at the top of the next page.

Step 2: Select the group(s) you wish to issue the challenge to. You can also select individual students from within groups.

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Step 3: Name your challenge. This is where you get to be creative.Screenshot 2018-11-29 15.12.30.png

Step 4: Select the type of challenge you would like to issue. (see below for an explanation of each option)

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A) Select a category or genre and give your students a number goal to shoot for. Note: If you select the “All” category, this is the most generic and easiest challenge. The students will be able to choose their own books and get credit for the challenge as long as they reach the set number.

B) Choose a specific book or set of books. Click on “Add,” and a search bar will appear. From there you can select as many books as you want.Screenshot 2018-11-29 15.13.37.pngScreenshot 2018-11-29 15.13.57.png

C) Assign a certain number of minutes to be read.

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D) Assign a certain number of pages to be read.

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E) Create a challenge based on a larger list (i.e., Caldecott Award Winners, 20 Books Every Middle Grader Should Read, etc.)

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Step 5: Select an end date for the challenge (choosing a deadline is optional, you can elect to leave this blank). Please note that you cannot change the challenge end date once that date has passed, so choose carefully. Also, make sure to note the date you created the challenge, as this will determine which logs will count toward it.


Step 6: Make sure to save your challenge.Screenshot 2018-11-29 15.15.17.png

You may edit a challenge (before its end date) by clicking the edit button. This will allow you to ADD a group or EXTEND the deadline.

You may also sort challenges by the deadline, group, start date, and challenge name.

Still have questions? Email us.

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