I love hearing that the reading trophy is a hit in your classroom. It seems like such a silly thing, but it has really improved the thought and effort my students put into their IDR task.
Unfortunately not all students are intrinsically motivated, so it is sometimes necessary to add a little incentive. I also like that it rewards effort. Too often the "good" readers are praised, and the lower readers are only told how they can improve. The "Reader of the Day" trophy allows me to also recognize the efforts of my lower readers!
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