I saw this idea on another blog and had to incorporate it into our Reading Celebration this past week.
Flashlights are an excellent motivator to read even though my kids this year don't need much motivation! We had a reading celebration/marathon to celebrate each student making their AR goal from the past quarter.
We spent an afternoon just reading. It was glorious
We got snacks, flipped our chairs upside down to use as supports, brought in pillows and READ!
For some of the time we used flashlights and got to buddy read (non-fiction).
It wasn't completely just reading. I did introduce the students to their new reading response next week so reading a new book got us started on what we would be doing. Stay tuned for how they turn out.
This was an absolute HIT! They were engaged and loved it! What ways do you have to motivate reading in your classroom?
You can download the FREE Invitation below by just adding text boxes to set this up in your classroom!