“Caught Reading” is an extra reading activity that I use in my class as an incentive for my students to read more at home. We all know that practice makes perfect, so the more a student reads the better reader they become. “Caught Reading” is meant to motivate your child to read every night at home for enjoyment while improving their current reading skills.
I am encouraging my students to read at least 20-30 minutes each night, this is a very easy way to get their AR points quickly. Reading material can be the following; AR book (highly recommended), independent reading book, grade level magazines, picture books to younger siblings, and comic books.
How does the “Caught Reading” activity work? I will be randomly calling my fifth grade students every Thursday night to see if I can CATCH them READING. If your child is reading when I call, they should be prepared to talk about their reading material. The next day their picture will be added to the “Caught Reading” wall displayed in my classroom. If your child is not reading when I call, don’t worry, this will not count against them. I will try to catch them reading on another Thursday night. I try to catch every fifth grade student at least one time.
So, let’s encourage reading by turning off the T.V., putting down the electronics, and picking up some type of reading material for at least 20-30 minutes a night.