Sunday, December 4, 2016

40 Book Challenge by Te'a

The 6th graders have been expected to try and read 40 books in the entire school year. That might sound easy for some, but there’s a catch. Not only do you have to log the books you’ve read so far in a paper log, but you also have to add the books you read into a Padlet; which is a website that allows the 6th graders to create personalized digital book logs that others can access with a QR code (here's a link to an example). Not only that, but you can’t just read “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” 40 times. No, you have to read 40 DIFFERENT books. And sorry to you comic book lovers, but you have to step out of your comfort zone because in order to complete the challenge, you have to read books of different genres, such as science fiction and mythology.

With all that set aside, the challenge is a great way to allow us 6th graders to start reading new styles of books, not only because we have to. Starting to read a new genre can introduce a whole different way that you think about reading. You might also be more drawn to reading after discovering that there isn’t just one style of writing a book. As we are now about a third into this year, we have had a lot of time to read in morning production, so some 6th graders should (hopefully) be even closer to the finish line. So, what are you waiting for? Start reading!

12 comments:

  1. Natalin,Jessica and Zahra'December 7, 2016 at 9:50 AM

    We think that you did a really good job on your blog post and I really like that you made reading your topic because reading is really important for everyone and every book has a moral.

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  2. We think you did a very good job on your blog post. We like the dramatic affect on telling your readers that it isn't easy to read 40 books.

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  3. We think you did a good job on your blog post and it is also essential to do good on your reading.

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  4. We definitely think that the 40 book challenge does encourage people to read other genres, and it is essential to do so. We think you did an awesome job on your blog post.

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  5. Millen Bisrat and Rohana ChandDecember 7, 2016 at 10:52 AM

    This is a really good topic to write about because we do need to expand our reading and start doing more of it because it is very essential in our daily lives. Good job!

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  6. This blog was a really fun blog to read. It had noble words in it and it had some important rules to read. Keep up the great work.

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  7. I think this post was very good as reading can have a big impact on the person you can become, and it is good to read a lot.

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  8. We think that it is very essential to read as much as you can. It is important to not read just one different genres. It will make a big impact.

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  9. Chloe & HarsimratDecember 7, 2016 at 10:59 AM

    This is such a charismatic blog post! There is absolutely no doubt that this will inspire several people to read a lot more. This surely motivates us!

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  10. I think it is cool that some people can read 40 books in a school year, for me it would take a miracle to read 40 books in a school year.

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  11. Chloe and HarsimratDecember 7, 2016 at 11:01 AM

    *Chloe and Harsimrat*...oops; typo

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  12. I love your post! I think this would make an impact on people's reading skills.

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