Reading Validation Challenges
Our optional reading validation challenges ask students short and simple reading verification questions with fill-in-the-blank answers.
Encourage critical thinking and analysis with book review badges. Require a minimum character count for students' reviews and approve submissions for other students to view.
Reading Log Limits
Set warnings and limits when readers try to log above a specified amount of reading at one time. View potentially inflated reading to edit the log or connect with the student one-on-one.
Short Answer Activities
Activities with open-text answer submissions add enrichment to students' independent reading and an extra layer of integrity to reading assignments.
Reading Accountability Made Easy
Our system makes it easy to keep students accountable without compromising their independent reading motivation.
Reward Reading Effort—Not Reading Points
Tired of incentivizing students to race through books to boost their number of points or to pick titles based on their point value? Use an alternative to Accelerated Reader that levels the playing field. Reward reading effort, like minutes spent reading or books completed, and watch motivation and reading program participation soar.
Break Free From Reading Levels
Ditch the algorithms, levels, AR tests, and points calculations in favor of free choice reading and student autonomy. With reading challenges, students can go on a book adventure that follows their interests, regardless of grade level or reading level. Any and all reading counts!
Create a Powerful Reading Hub
The sky's the limit with Beanstack. We work with any and all book collections, open educational resources, and assessment strategies, and can even help drive up use of your existing resources with integrated activities, book lists, and challenges.
Track Reading Lists and Assignments
School media specialists can set up custom reading challenges to keep track of daily student reading logs, assign curriculum-aligned titles, promote new books, or require certain amounts of reading each day or week. Teachers and administrators can easily monitor their progress and guide students along their reading journey.
Activate Students' Intrinsic Motivation to Read
Gamification features like achievement badges, reading streaks, and leaderboards turn reluctant readers into avid readers. The instant feedback, positive encouragement, and limitless choice in reading challenges help kids and teens rediscover the joy in reading.
Deepen Reading Engagement
Encourage critical thinking and creative thought processes with learning activities, book reviews, and even lesson plan ideas. Beanstack reading challenges foster a deeper interaction with reading, instead of incentivizing students to scan for quizzes.
Develop Lifelong Readers
Support and build literacy habits that last a lifetime. Reading challenges help students create reading habits by promoting student choice, encouraging recreational reading, and allowing readers to get lost in the flow of a story.
Easy-to-use dashboards and reports give insight into reading progress for individual students, classes, and teachers during a specific timeframe or for the entire school or school district during the school year. You can monitor reading goals, target your interventions, and report on reading gains.
Make Independent Reading Your Top Priority
Beanstack provides an alternative to Accelerated Reader by promoting and reinforcing independent reading habits, allowing teachers to monitor students' reading progress without the burden of quizzes.