The Book Adventure site is a free, reading incentive program dedicated to encouraging kids in grades K-8 to read. Created by the Sylvan Learning Foundation and sponsored by well known educational associations and corporations, it is designed as a resource for both teachers and parents to help kids succeed in reading.
Kids have over 5,400 titles and descriptions of popular books to choose from. They then read the books offline. Once they've finished the book, they can return to the site and take a multiple choice quiz on each book they read for prize incentives.
The Teachers Lounge is a great resource for creating reading lists for students. The Book Finder tool allows the searching of over 5,400 books by grade level, (K-8), reading level, fiction or non-fiction, genre (37 categories ranging from Action & Adventure Art & Architecture Boys & Men Ethnic Studies Girls & Women to Mysteries & Detective Stories Social Situations & Growing Up Sports & Recreation and more), title and ISBN. Then it allows up to 10, 25, 50, 100 or all the matching results to be returned.
Once the results have been returned, they can easily be printed out as a reading list for teacher reference, for student and parent use.
Other resources in the Teachers Lounge include Book Awards and Review (both US and Canadian sources), Events, Issues and Topics, Educational Links, Edutainment, Teachers Toolbox, Create a Class Website, Learning Library, Parent Participation and Reading Challenges. There is even a tool to print out labels to help identify books in your class and school library that have a corresponding quiz online.
Teachers who register themselves and their classes are able to view and monitor the class and individual student progress. Class reports can be selected that list the total books read, last book quizzed and date and score of the last quiz. Any prizes student earn can also be viewed and approved or not approved by the teacher.
This site is well worth the time to check out the extensive reading resources and a different reading incentive program for students.