I have used this is my classroom for three years. It works like a charm. The students love to see how many gum balls they can earn during the given time. I have either set the timer for the full amount of work time or set it for smaller increments of time. As a reward, if they reach the goal, I sometimes give a piece of bubble gum, or something toward a classroom goal for some other reward...For example I might give them a letter toward building the word Compliments.
***Non-Fiction Scavenger Hunt***You are going to love, love, love this product! This non-fiction scavenger hunt can be used for any informational text. The piece asks for your students to find three text features from the list, identify the authors purpose, analyze the title, and find the central idea of the text.*You can have your students work on this individually, pairs, as a group, and you can make it a challenge and competition!
These fun organizers focus on two literacy skills: #1 Key Ideas and Details (e.g. close reading, summarizing) and #2 Integration of Knowledge (e.g. evaluating claims, extracting evidence). #strugglingreaders ~ Available at TpT.
Literacy Centers for 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th Grade (November)