Here's a close-up of part of the "Dive for Treasure" bulletin board in our classroom library area. There are 10 "stops" in the dive with the 10th and final stop the Treasure Chest. Each stop is a different ocean creature.
You can see the treasure chest in the pic below. Each stop has its own reward. These are just small prizes based on an ocean theme. Some examples of the prizes are pencils, bookmarks, shells, starfish, memo pads and small ocean creature toys.
Another (very poor) pic of the bulletin board. (This was taken in Jan. - the penguin is now gone!)
When (and if! - Remember: big-time newbie here!!) I can figure out how to post documents, I'll share the parent letter and reading log (and better pictures).
I have found this to be an easily managed and highly motivating way to get kids to read outside the school day.
What do you do to get your students to read?