The Ladybird Readers series offers a large range of fun and engaging titles. Using reward charts alongside this series can help foster a reader’s sense of accomplishment and confidence. Reward charts can be tailored to individual learners and used in the classroom or at home.
It is important to consider the needs of each learner when designing and using reward charts. Individual reward sheets make learning more inclusive and help celebrate different milestones for different learners.
For some learners something more tactile than a reward chart may work well. Consider marbles in a jar, sweets in a jar or sand in a jar. If you’re an educator, this approach can be used as a collaborative reward for the whole class and ensures everyone is included.
Daily/Weekly Challenge Ideas for your Learner
• Practise one new word every day
• Read a page of a book every day
• Read a book every week
• Retell the story
• Act out something from the story
• Draw a picture from the story
Include different options so that learners have a choice. Learners are often more motivated and interested when they’ve chosen their own challenge.
Try a Summer Readathon
Why not try a summer readathon? You can create a special reward chart and set the challenge to read a new Ladybird Readers book every week. Try and include a range of titles to keep it varied and interesting:
• A traditional story, such as Cinderella or Little Red Riding Hood
• A favourite character story such as Peppa Pig or Peter Rabbit
• A non-fiction title such as Deserts, Dinosaurs or Cars
To make reading feel like even more of a fun holiday activity, you could work your way through some of the titles below, which all share the theme of summer and holidays.
• Timmy: The Picnic – Why not head out for a picnic and bring the book along with you?
• My Little Pony: The Camping Holiday – Can you make a tent or a den? Now crawl inside and read the book together.
• Peppa Pig: In the Garden – Head out to your garden or local park and find a good reading spot.