About Reading Counts
Why We Use Reading Counts!
- Reading achievement is positively related to the amount of
- Vocabulary and concept knowledge can be built through
- Carefully-selected reading practice is one of the best ways
to strengthen reading skills and foster the reading habit.
- Motivation is essential for maintaining a student’s sustained
attention on reading.
- Comprehension, the goal of effective reading instruction,
requires wide reading, responding to questions, and talking and
writing about what is read.
- Struggling readers require a supportive literacy environment
as part of a carefully planned intervention program.
- Families and communities have a critical role in helping
students become successful readers.
- Assessment and evaluation are necessary in order to check
student progress and adjust instruction.
Why Reading Counts works
- Kids read what they like.
- Readers get instant feedback.
- Students can earn points based on the length and complexity
of each book they read, helping to establish concrete goals.
- Students are awarded incentives such as Eagle Bucks, pencils,
bookmarks, and raffle tickets based on the number of points
earned. Points are counted and awards distributed every
week. A raffle is held each week
- At the end of each trimester the classroom that read the most
quiz books receives a certificate (primary/intermediate).
- Students receive a certificate and have their names posted in
the cafeteria if they have earned at least 20 points that