Using SRC! For an Incentive Plan with READ 180

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    Reading Counts, Independent Reading, modeled and independent reading, accountability, incentive, Goal Setting, contest, New Teachers, All, READ 180 Stage A, READ 180 Stage B, READ 180 Stage C, System 44, Expert 21 Course I, Expert 21 Course II, Expert 21 Course III, READ 180 FLEX, READ 180 FLEX II

One way to motivate students to read in Modeled and Independent Reading is to incentivize reading books using Scholastic Reading Counts!


This document uses information from the READ 180 Implementation Guide to explain how to use Reading Counts points to incentivize Modeled and Independent Reading.

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  • This is an excellent reminder of goal-setting possibilities.  This is my second year teaching Read 180, and I struggled trying to decide whether it was better to set goals using the point system or the number of books read.  Another Read 180 teacher and I share Read 180 resources, so the background/testing manual is not always at my fingertips when I have a question or thought.  The system manual is in the hands of our ITs, so your information is so appreciated. I have downloaded many things through the ITS resource, which I absolutely love.  The resources, such as standard cross-overs, is time-consuming to download, so everytime you publish this type of information I immediately access, download, and usually implement.  Thanks again!


    Thank you!  This gives me great clarification as to a starting point with my students based on their lexile.  Love it!