High Bar Reading Challenge
The High Bar Reading Challenge is Luella Elementary School's way of reaching the 25 Book Standard or 1,000,000 words within the Georgia Performance Standards. The GPS requires students to read 1,000,000 words during each year of fourth and fifth grades. Through the High Bar Reading Challenge, students track their progress toward this goal, demonstrate evidence of having read the books, and gain a love for reading. Students are encouraged to be creative in demonstrating their reading, the sky’s the limit!
Below are suggestions for ways you might give evidence of your reading. Students may suggest other examples and have them approved by their teacher or Mrs. Freeman.
Advertisement to read the book
Audio taped Summary
Biography of the main character
Letter to the author
Discussion with teacher or Mrs. Freeman
Cartoon including important book information
Classroom Test or Quiz with a grade of 80 or better
Display with summary
Journal of thoughts while reading the book
AR test with a grade of 80 or better
Letter to a character
Add a chapter to the book
Review of book
Log kept while reading the book
Diorama with summary
Flow chart sequencing important events in the story
10 questions and answers about the book
Shadow box with summary of book
Memo to an important character
All demonstrations of evidence of reading the text should include the title and author of the book and details such as plot, characters, setting, problem, and solution to demonstrate knowledge of the book. Teachers and Mrs. Freeman will decide if enough evidence has been displayed by the student to sign off on his or her High Bar Reading Challenge log.