Do you give out recognition for your top readers? I do. We run Accelerated Reader at my school which makes it easier to run reports and identify who is passing their comprehension tests. In other words, we know who the top readers are. It’s important to publicly recognize these kids and on doing so let the school know that reading for meaning is worthy of reward.
Now you may have read on this blog about the trophies I grant and recycle all year long. I don’t give them away but I grant them to students to set proudly on the table in front of them. It helps spread the word that those who read, are recognized. When the trophy needs to go to another, the process begins again. If not trophies, what do you do to recognize your top readers?