Book Scavenger Hunt Encourages Reading

Book Scavenger Hunt Encourages Reading

Students were on the hunt for books at Edmund W. Miles Middle School in the Amityville Union Free School District. Librarian Lynn Cesiro recently led a scavenger hunt with English language arts classes.

Ms. Cesiro hid 300 books throughout the building, which were covered in plain brown paper with the label #AvilleGoRead. Any student who found a book received three Warrior Bucks, and if they took a picture with the book and shared it on Twitter, they earned three more.

Students were also rewarded for reading at least 30 pages of a book and writing a review in Google Classroom. Ninth-grader Katherine Cruz was the first student to complete five reviews.

Warrior Bucks is an incentive through the Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports program. Students can earn bucks for doing the right thing or participating positively in activities. They can save them for rewards such as a free yearbook, special snacks or admission to a schoolwide activity.

“The purpose of the program is to create a culture of readers,” said Ms. Cesiro. “We want to promote positive literacy opportunities for students to have fun with books and encourage them to read.”