To encourage early readers, each spring and fall we offer the Give Me 20 Challenge to our teachers and parents. The goal of the challenge is to build reading-readiness skills and develop an at-home reading routine over an eight-week period. The challenge is open to anyone who has a preschooler-it can be done individually or in the classroom-no restrictions.
Dates: October 16-December 8, 2017
Think Big!, in partnership with HarperCollins Children's Books, is this fall’s theme. Read Little i by Michael Hall, Blue vs. Yellow by Tom Sullivan, Love, Triangle by Marcie Colleen and A Hundred Billion Trillion Stars by Seth Fishman to introduce letters, shapes, colors and numbers to your early readers. The goal of the challenge is to read to your class or child(ren) twenty minutes a day, five days a week during the eight-week challenge. Complete the challenge and you’ll be entered for a chance to win one of fifty prize packs that include copies of the featured books and a Pizza Hut gift card. Official Rules.
Download and print these free activities to help you reinforce story concepts, enhance parent communications, monitor reading goals, celebrate completion and much more. Others will be available as the challenge progresses.