New Reading Program
We are excited to introduce a new voluntary reading program WILD ABOUT READING and wanted you to know how the program works, so you can support your student at home.
Your student will receive a reading passport with a map of the 7 continents on the back. Each continent is labeled with an animal and a type of book they will need to read. For example, Europe is labeled “Non-Fiction” with a picture of an elephant, Asia is labeled “Mystery” with a picture of a tiger. All of the books they read need to be a minimum of 100 pages. Once they read the book, they will ask one of the librarians for a story map to complete. Once completed, they will return it to us, during their library time only, and earn a pin for that continent, a stamp in their reading passport, and either a pencil, bookmark or eraser. They will earn those items for every continent/type of book they read. Once they have all 7 continents stamped off, they will get to come to the prize mobile in the media center and select a prize.
This program is also available for our online students. We are attaching a copy of the story map for your online student to complete and scan back to Rebecca.Holdorf@jordandistrict.org. Once the story map has been reviewed, you will be notified to stop by the school office to pick up your students prize. Please do not come to the office until you are notified to do so. We are also attaching a copy of the passport for your child to reference and keep.
Battle of the Books
This is the fifth year our 3rd-6th grade students will participate in the reading challenge called the Battle of the Books. Students will be grouped into teams of 4-5 students from their class that will participate in competitions against other teams answering questions from the books on their book list. The more books they read, the higher their chances are of winning the March Madness tournament that will be taking place during the last couple weeks of March. Below are the tentative book lists for 2019-20, please note that the lists may have some changes till the Fall.
Book List 5-6 Grades 2020-21:
|Christopher, John||The White Mountains (Tripods Series #1)|
|Christopher, Matt||Ice Magic|
|Edwards, Roberta||Who Was Neil Armstrong?|
|Fritz, Jean||What's the Big Idea, Ben Franklin?|
|George, Jean Craighead||My Side of the Mountain|
|Grabenstein, Chris||Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library|
|Jones, Kelly||Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer|
|L'Engle, Madeleine||A Wrinkle in Time|
|Levine, Gail Carson||Ella Enchanted|
|Lowry, Lois||Number the Stars|
|Magras, Diane||The Mad Wolf's Daughter|
|Roberts, Willo Davis||Scared Stiff|
|Ryan, Pam Munoz||Esperanza Rising|
|Vernick, Audrey||Brothers at Bat: The True Story of an Amazing All-Brother Baseball Team|
|Wiles, Deborah||Love, Ruby Lavender|
|Winthrop, Elizabeth||The Castle in the Attic|
Please note: Titles on booklists may change due to availability until 9-15-20. Please check at https://www.battleofthebooks.org/book-list/medium-20-book-list-5-6-grades-2020-21.php.
Book List 3-4 Grades 2020-21 :
|Applegate, Katherine||The One and Only Ivan|
|Atwater, Richard||Mr. Popper’s Penguins|
|Barretta, Gene||Lincoln and Kennedy: A Pair to Compare|
|Blume, Judy||Freckle Juice|
|Brown, Tricia||Bobbie the Wonder Dog: a true story|
|Cleary, Beverly||Muggie Maggie|
|Davies, Jacqueline||The Lemonade War|
|DiCamillo, Kate||Because of Winn-Dixie|
|Dowell, Frances||Phineas L. MacGuire…Erupts!: The First Experiment|
|Fleming, Candace||Boxes for Katje|
|Gannett, Ruth Stiles||My Father’s Dragon|
|LaReau, Kara||The Infamous Ratsos|
|Orr, Wendy||Nim’s Island|
|Scieszka, Jon||Knights of the Kitchen Table|
|Tarshis, Lauren||I Survived The Great Molasses Flood, 1919|
|Warner, Gertrude||Boxcar Children|
|White, E.B.||Charlotte’s Web|
|Winter, Jonah||You Never Heard of Sandy Koufax?!|
Please note: Titles on booklists may change due to availability until 9-15-20. Please check at https://www.battleofthebooks.org/book-list/medium-20-book-list-3-4-grades-2020-21.php.
- 3rd = 74,037 pages
- 4th = 89,139 pages
- 5th = 87,893 pages
- 6th = 125,819 pages
Grand total = 376,888 pages!!!!!!