I keep thinking that I’ve written about this, and yet I can’t find anything in my archives on either blog. So here is the definitive one hundred books post.
Cindy at Ordo Amoris inspired me many years ago to keep track of the first one hundred books the children read. Once they reach 100, they are rewarded with something big. Our oldest chose a camping trip with Daddy which also included a visit to a nearby zoo. They had a blast, and A. is looking forward to her time with Daddy as well. She wants it to be exactly the same as her big brother’s trip.
I have never read 100 books with a tutored student. They really don’t need a tutor for that long, if all goes well.
I have a chart printed out with exactly one hundred empty squares. Every time we have finished a book (including the second reading–I mean that we are done with the book), I write the title and date in the square. I use red ink because the children seem really excited by that. It is satisfying to the child to see their progress as they fill up those squares.
I made a generic copy of the chart and posted it on Scribd so that you all could keep charts, too, if you like. Print them on legal paper and tuck them in your Phonics Notebook/Binder if it has pockets, because the children enjoy getting a glimpse of their chart at every lesson.
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