With all enrichment ideas in reading, there are often questions when starting a program.
Teachers often ask if students receive a new tic-tac-toe sheet each time they start a new book. The answer is no. Students can use the same sheet for many different chapter books until they have completed each activity. When the tic-tac-toe board is full of Xs, then they can have a new sheet for alternative book reports.
Another common question is should these students stop reading picture books all together? The answer again is no. There's nothing wrong with a second or third grade student reading some of their old favorites--adults like to revisit favorite picture books, too. But it is important for students to improve reading skills, and this happens when they challenge themselves with more difficult texts and write creative book reports.
Sometimes, students, parents, and teachers get hung up on the fact they are turning in fewer book reports. Students will want to do a Chapter Book Challenge activity AND a book report. Do not have a visible chart of completed book reports in your room. Students love to see how many stickers they have compared to their friend, and then they are caught up in reading quick and easy books and pumping out book reports.
Enrichment ideas in reading should focus on reading skills that need to be practiced in your grade level, according to your curriculum.