http://www.bookadventure.org

Attention all readers: Book Adventure is a free online reading incentive program that uses technology and incentives to motivate kids in grades K-8 to read. Since the site’s creation in 1999, Book Adventure has allowed children to create personalized book lists from more than 5,500 titles, take quizzes on the books on their lists, and earn prizes for reading. As a means of improving reading comprehension, children receive points for the number of questions they answer correctly in the book quizzes. Created by the Sylvan Learning Foundation, the site reportedly is used by more than 76,000 classrooms as a reading resource. Baltimore’s Joppa View Elementary has had great success so far with the Book Adventure program. To reward kids for their reading successes, school officials decided to sponsor special milestone events, such as “Crazy Hat Day,” “No Homework Day,” “Ice Cream Sundae Day,” and “Movie and Popcorn Day,” encouraging kids to meet their reading goals.