At home, I am giving our kids a motivational activity that can heighten their vocabulary knowledge, become a good reader, and as well as to foster good reading habit. Through this home reading program, I believe they can achieve those. The most exciting part here is they can receive their reward once they reach the required number of books to read. Of course, I imposed certain criteria for this program, and everything is stated below.
Criteria in Choosing Book to Read
1.) They must choose books to read according to their level. The higher, the better. – What I meant by higher is like Nancy Drew’s novel that contains many chapters.
2.) No books below their reading capacity or level – Why I am very strict with this is because I noticed that they just pick books like Scholastic intended for kindergarten level or under, and those have only a few words to read.
Criteria in Choosing and Claiming the Reward
So what are my criteria in giving the reward? Take note, I let the kids choose their reward, however, it must in accordance with my conditions. Before they start the challenge, they can choose what reward to claim, however it can still be changed.
1.) The reward to choose must educational and useful.
Ex. Books, board games, dictionary, etc.
If the reward chosen is unnecessary, like toys that will just add clutter in the house, then, the required number of books to read is multiplied by 15.
Ex. The required book for a certain educational prize is 30 books, so if the toy is being chosen, then the required books to read will become 450.
2.) In claiming the reward, make sure that each book written on the record sheet has signed by me or their dad, as proof of reading.
Through this home reading program and continuous practice, I believe that there are more positive attitudes that will develop in our children aside from those mentioned beneficial factors above.