Home Run Reader

What?

The Phoebe Hearst Home Run Reader program is a school wide reading incentive program. This program is
designed to challenge and reward all students for their extraordinary efforts towards improving their reading skills. This four level, tiered, reading incentive program comes with rewards…the more you read, the more you win!
The reward levels are as follows:

  • Keep Reading: Earned if a log is turned in and the total minutes read are below the single level.
  • Single: Between 1800 minutes/month (Kinder), and 5,400 minutes/month (6th grade) 
  • Double: Between 2,400 minutes/month (Kinder), and 6,000 minutes/month (6th grade)
  • Triple: Between 3,000 minutes (Kinder), and 6,600 minutes/month (6th grade)
  • Home Run: Between 3,600 minutes (Kinder), and 7,200 minutes (6th grade)

    Please see the full list of reading minutes/month below!

Who?

All students are encouraged to participate.
Turn in your monthly logs online to earn prizes!

When?

This reading program runs October 3, 2022-March 31, 2023.
The program culminates with an annual prize distribution and a Home Run Reader Night at the River Cats game in the spring (usually beginning of May). We will confirm the date and more details as it gets closer.

Where?

Minutes read OUTSIDE OF SCHOOL are counted in this program! So, record the minutes read outside of school on each day. All students will receive reading logs in the school-wide email distributed at the end of each month or you can access anytime at phoebehearst.org/home-run-reader. These logs will be printed at home, filled out during the month so the students can track their time. Please enter your total minutes read each month on our webpage at https://phoebehearst.org/home-run-reader/ by the first Monday of each month for your minutes to count towards your program goals/prizes. The deadline dates for the 2022-2023 school year are as follows: 11/7/22, 12/5/22, 1/2/23, 2/6/23, and 3/6/23.

Why?

Phoebe Hearst students have a proven track record of excellent reading skills. These skills should be rewarded! Students will also be motivated to take their reading to the next level. How? Read every day and record the total minutes read per day on the reading log. Turn in your minutes to our webpage EVERY month, and watch your reading soar! Total program reading goals (October 3rd-March 31th) are tiered into four reward levels and are defined by grade level, so all students will have an equal chance to succeed!

How?

Read every day and record the total minutes read per day on the reading log. Turn in your minutes to our
webpage https://phoebehearst.org/home-run-reader/ EVERY month, and watch your reading soar! Total program reading goals (October 3rd-March 31 th ) are tiered into four reward levels and are defined by grade level, so all students will have an equal chance to succeed!

Home Run Reader

SingleDoubleTripleHomerun
Kindergarten1,800 minutes (~300/mo)2,400 minutes (~400/mo)3,000 minutes (~500/mo)3,600 minutes (~600/mo)
1st Grade2,400 minutes (~400/mo)3,000 minutes (~500/mo)3,600 minutes (~600/mo)4,200 minutes (~700/mo)
2nd Grade3,000 minutes (~500/mo)3,600 minutes (~600/mo)4,200 minutes (~700/mo)4,800 minutes (~800/mo)
3rd Grade3,600 minutes (~600/mo)4,200 minutes (~700/mo)4,800 minutes (~800/mo)5,400 minutes (~900/mo)
4th Grade4,200 minutes (~700/mo)4,800 minutes (~800/mo)5,400 minutes (~900/mo)6,000 minutes (~1000/mo)
5th Grade4,800 minutes (~800/mo)5,400 minutes (~900/mo)6,000 minutes (~1000/mo)6,600 minutes (~1100/mo)
6th Grade5,400 minutes (~900/mo)6,000 minutes (~1000/mo)6,600 minutes (~1100/mo)7,200 minutes (~1200/mo)

Download reading logs

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January PDFDOC
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Questions? Interested in volunteering with this program? Please email homerunreader@gmail.com
Go Dragons! Stay well and keep reading!