100 Book Challenge
Are you ready to help your child become more interested in reading
and increase his/her reading fluency? I hope so!
100 Book Challenge offers ways to allow your child to achieve these two goals, as well as many others. It's wonderful that you were able to begin this program in Kindergarten! Many of the things throughout the program will be the same; although, there may be a few slight differences. Please refer to the pink paper inside of your child's green 100 Book Challenge folder explaining this wonderful journey!
During the week, you will see a blue 100 Book Challenge bag coming home daily. Please look inside of the bag to find a 100 Book Challenge folder. Inside of the folder, you will notice an appropriate Skills Card for your child's independent reading level. You will also discover a card for ways that you, as a coach at home, can assist your child while he/she reads. Your child's two take-home books will also be in the folder, if they fit.
The children are now able to take home their books on the weekends! Please refer to the letter I sent home. You may read one step per day. After your child finishes his/her two books every day, you may allow them to supplement with books from home. PLEASE make sure that the books he/she chooses are on their independent reading level. This means that your child wouldn't require help reading any words.
You may now have your child read either 1 or 2 steps of reading per night. One step will = 15 minutes of reading. If your child fills in 2 lines, or reads for 2 steps, that would = 30 minutes of reading. If you are signing for 2 steps, please make sure that your child is actually reading for that full 30 minute period. Thanks!!
Please remember these books are supposed to be FUN, FAST, AND EASY!!
They are books on your child's independent, not instructional, reading level.
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask. Please don't forget to frequently review your child's skills card! I am conferencing with two individual children or a small group of children per day during their 100 Book Challenge 15 minute reading time. I have seen each child at least five times, and we are on our sixth round! Thank you for your patience!