Who doesn’t love a contest? When I was ten my mother entered me in a “Singing Dog” contest. My poor little dachshund, Gretchen, howled when I played my clarinet. It hurt her ears! To make a long story short, we lost to a huge German Shepherd who had a wonderful bass voice. His name was Tank and it fit him well! We came in second but it didn’t matter. I had won a contest!!
Vocabulary Detective Card contests are a great motivator for not only reluctant readers but even those who love to read. So, polish up your Detective jar and begin running these fun weekly contests! These tie in with Common Core Standards!