How do students determine that they have read approximately ONE MILLION WORDS? In kinder through fourth grades, students will be required to read a specific number of books based on grade level criteria, which will equal approximately ONE MILLION WORDS. Fifth graders will actually track the exact number of words they read. Students will complete daily reading logs, both in class and at home, and teachers will hold reading conferences with students to check the status of their logs. We will invite students to share the number of books they have read and to make book recommendations over the video announcements to provide motivation for students to keep striving for their goal of reading ONE MILLION WORDS. Students will also record progress toward their goal on a class graph, which will be posted on a grade level “MILLION WORD CHALLENGE” bulletin board in the hallway.
Kindergarten:The goal for our kindergarteners will be to read 100 books this year.
First Grade:The goal for our first graders will be to read 100 books this year.
Third Grade:The goal for our third graders will be to read 30 chapter books this year. (80
pages=1 chapter book or 4 picture books=1 chapter book)
Fourth Grade:The goal for our fourth graders will be to read 25 chapter books (100 pages=1
chapter book or 5 picture books=1 chapter book)
Fifth Grade:The goal for our fifth graders will be to actually read ONE MILLION WORDS!