This is our brand new website that we're using to encourage our students to read non-fiction. Each week, staff members share a link to an article that they're interested in. I link the articles to the teacher's button on the website and whenever the students have free time (or from home) they can read one of the articles and complete a response. We make an effort to select articles near the students' independent reading levels. Students earn bonus points for each reponse that is completed.
The goal of the project are to get kids intersted in reading and it allows them to build connections with their teachers.