Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Celebrating Reading Program Finishers

Readers who complete the "Books Are Magic!" 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program at the Phillips Public Library receive a hardcover book and their photo on the Wall of Fame.

Research shows that using books as prizes, making accomplishments a social experience, and providing reading choices help to build intrinsic motivation.  Check out this article on Badgerlink for more information:  Hilden, Katherine, and Jennifer Jones. 2011. "Rewards for Student Reading: A Good Idea or Not?." Reading Today 29, no. 2: 6-7. Academic Search Premier, EBSCOhost .