How to get your students motivated..
Set a Goal
Talk to your students about a goal for the class. Goals can include:
How many books and/or pages each student can read during the reading week
How many sponsors each student can secure in one reading week
Chart Your Class Progress
Create a chart or poster with each participating student's name and use stickers to chart their progress each week.
Schools and/or classes can offer a free homework pass, dress down day, pizza or ice cream party for the classroom with the highest percentage of participation.
Create a Readathon Challenge
Challenge another classroom to see who has the best participation, most books read, total donations, etc.
Encourage students to create bookmarks or a new book cover depicting their favorite scene or character from a book they are reading. Have them write new and creative endings for their favorite MS Readathon book.
Make Readathon a part of your lesson plans
Have the children write short book reports or put on presentations about one of the books they read for Readathon.
Grants for school supplies are awwarded as follows:
|Amount Raised by School||DuPont Grant Award||Laffey-McHugh Foundation Grant Award*|
|$125 - $499||$40||Not Applicable|
|$500 - $999||$80||Not Applicable|
|$1,000 - $1,999||$150||$35|
|$2,000 - $2,999||$200||$75|
|$3,000 - $3,999||$250||$100|
|$4,000 - $4,999||$300||$125|
|$5,000 - $7,499||$350||$175|
|$7,500 and above||$400||$175|
Grant awards are not cumulative.
*Laffey-McHugh also awards a $50 grant to every school who participates in the Readathon program as well as a $25 grant to the teacher of the class that reads the most.