ThinkStretch is proud to introduce our newest feature for schools and families – the online ThinkStretch Summer Reading Challenge. Supporting the ThinkStretch Summer Learning book series, the online reading challenge offers another way to engage students and families over the summer time in fun, exploratory summer learning activities. Logging reading minutes is just the beginning.
Students are challenged to log 20 minutes of reading five days a week over the summer to earn raffle tickets for a prize drawing. As students create their personal online logins, they can watch their progress and earn raffle tickets along the way. The raffle tickets enter kids into a prize drawing with large and small rewards – from an iPod to a brain eraser.
BrainGain questions earn even more raffle entries! Reading comprehension is key to keeping reading skills strong over the summer. Every time students log reading minutes, they will have the opportunity to answer a BrainGain question. BrainGain questions range from “Name five words that caught your attention while reading” to “Summarize the story in 3 sentences.”
Entertain Your Brain activities offer hands on science, math, reading and writing exploration. On each student’s personal challenge page there is a scrolling bar of Entertain Your Brain activities. With new activities every week, kids and families will have at their fingertips science activities like “homemade silly putty” and “electricity in your mouth.” Our reading lists ensure that finding the just right book is never a problem. And our outdoor games and activities keep kids off the couch.
Customized summer reading challenges offer school and student specific reporting on reading minutes and comprehension activities completed. Our custom option offers you the ability to report on student reading minutes by school, classroom or grade level. You can also review the answers to the BrainGain questions by student. In addition, schools can create special prizes and rewards for kids. From passes to the front of the lunch line to certificates of success for reading milestones achieved, your school can create a program that works best for your student population. Contact us if you would like to create a custom Entertain Your Brain challenge for your school.
The ThinkStretch Summer Reading Challenge will begin June 1 and end August 31. Sign up will begin May 1, 2014.
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