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BRING YOUR READING INSTRUCTION TO LIFE with 40 weeks of CREATIVE STORIES, instructional SLIDES, AND ENGAGING escape-Room Style challenges to improve student comprehension and analysis! 

Not having the time to meet all of your ELA reading standards throughout the school year.

Hearing groans and grumbles from lack of student engagement in reading.

Trying to find ways to improve students' reading and ELA skills in a way that engages all readers.

Raise your hand if you are tired of...

IT DOESN'T HAVE TO BE THIS WAY!

The Reading Challenge is a
full-year, 40-week reading program for middle and high school English language arts teachers that includes instruction, narrative stories, and weekly escape-style challenges to improve students' reading comprehension and analysis in nonfiction, fiction, poetry, and drama. This comprehensive and standards-based program will also improve problem-solving and critical thinking skills.  

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See measurable growth and improvement in reading comprehension and analysis.

Challenge your students to think critically and problem-solve with their peers.

Engage ALL of your students in meaningful, rigorous reading instruction.

The program is right for you if you want to...

Have your students master the reading curriculum standards in a fun and high-interest way.

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SO, HOW DOES THE PROGRAM WORK? 

The Reading Challenge Program is designed to improve student comprehension and analysis using lecture-based reading skills and concepts instruction, challenge story readings, and highly engaging escape-room style challenges. Scroll down to learn a bit more about each of the components.

1. READING SKILL INSTRUCTION

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Use the eye-catching presentation slides to teach about the reading topic.  The topics cover a wide range of genres, ELA skills, and literary devices (see a complete list of the topics below).  The slides are interactive and break the concept down clearly and concisely.

Share the provided examples for students to ensure they understand the concept deeply before diving into the challenge.


2. NARRATIVE STORY

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Have students read the creative narrative back-story for the challenge.  This will set up the challenge and also help students improve their reading comprehension as clues sometimes appear in the story. 

Each of the stories place students in a scenario where they must escape, find a secret message or code, or solve a problem.


3. ESCAPE-STYLE CHALLENGE

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Students work in small groups to attempt the challenge! Students must apply their use of the reading skill or show their understanding of the literary device to be successful.

Print and digital versions are included for the challenges depending on which bundle you prefer.

Presentation slides are included to facilitate all elements of the challenge.

Once students are successful, they read the conclusion to the story! 

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READING TOPICS COVERED

Comprehension strategies
Summarizing
Vocabulary in context
Connotation
Citing Text Evidence
Inference
Fact vs. opinion
Plot Structure
Characterization
Setting

Point of view
Conflict
Theme
Mood
Tone
Story elements
Figurative language 
Foreshadowing
Irony
Flashback and flashforward

Genre
Idioms
Symbolism
Imagery
Allusion
Compare & contrast
Cause & effect 
Problem & solution
Descriptive text structure
Sequencing

Nonfiction text structures
Author's purpose
Main idea
Nonfiction text features
Evaluating an argument
Ethos, pathos, & logos
Poetry comprehension
Poetry Meter
Poetry form & devices
Drama



PRINT VERSION

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The print version of The Reading Challenge includes the presentations in PowerPoint format and the  challenge documents in printable, PDF format. Simply print and prepare the challenges, and you are ready to engage your students in interactive, fun reading comprehension and analysis! 

DIGITAL VERSION

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The digital version of The Reading Challenge includes presentations in Google Slides format and digital challenges in Google Slides format.  Simply share the link or file with students and have them complete it on their device.

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500+ Slide PowerPoint Presentation

40 Challenges with answer keys 

500+ Slide Google Slides Presentation

40 Digital / Google Slides Challenges with answer keys

All print version files including presentation and challenges in PowerPoint and PDF format 

All digital version files including Google slides presentation and paperless, interactive challenges

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District-wide memberships available.

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ALL YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED

What grades is The Reading Challenge suitable for? 

What grades is The Reading Challenge suitable for? 

The reading challenge is appropriate for middle and high school English language arts teachers, ideally for grades 7-10.

What curriculum standards does The Reading Challenge address? 

What curriculum standards does The Reading Challenge address? 

The Reading Challenge addresses 40 reading related topics and is incredibly comprehensive, so it will likely meet your reading standards no matter which ELA curriculum you are using.  If you are using the Common Core curriculum, the Reading Challenge meets nearly all of the reading standards.   Scroll up to see a complete list of the reading skills and topics covered in this resource.

What's the difference between the digital and print bundles?

What's the difference between the digital and print bundles?

The print bundle was created for use within a traditional classroom setting without technology.  The presentations are all in PowerPoint format, and the challenge documents are meant to be printed and distributed to students.   The digital bundle, on the other hand, is 100% paperless and is meant to be used in a remote teaching or 1:1 classroom setting.  Students will complete the work using Google Apps (Slides). 

If you purchased all of the digital and print challenges separately, the cost would be $399.  By purchasing the discounted bundles, you receive a significant discount, and the mega-bundle with both included is at an even better deal! 

How do I access my purchase?

How do I access my purchase?

After you purchase, you will receive an email with a link to download The Reading Challenge.  It's a large file, so it may take some time to download, but if you have any issues, you can reach out to me via email at bonnie@prestoplans.com with your receipt.

Can I share the program with my colleague?

Can I share the program with my colleague?

Your purchase of the program entitles you to a single-use license which means that you are not legally permitted to share it, and it can only be used within your own classroom.

Can I post the challenges online? 

Can I post the challenges online? 

If you are teaching remotely or in a 1:1 classroom, you are permitted to share the slides and challenges with your students on a closed, password protected site (like Google Classroom), so they can complete the challenge online. 

You are not legally permitted to share any of the materials in The Reading Challenge on an open website that can be accessed by the general public.  

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