What better way could there be to reward students for their hard work and encourage them to read independently, for their own enjoyment, than to allow them to choose a brand new book to take home?
Every student at Accella has a stamp card. When it’s full, they get to pick a book, any book that they like, from our book box. Stamp cards never expire and stamps are never stricken from the card for any reason. Students who perform better (on quizzes, on their homework, and in terms of in-class participation) will receive more stamps per lesson and get to rummage through the book box more frequently, but everyone receives at least one stamp per lesson and will get to choose books.
In the photo at the top of this post, AudreyC (center, in pink) is making her selection while her classmates peruse books that they might like to pick next time, when it’s their turn.