SC CHILDREN'S BOOK NOMINEES 2016-17

GRADES 3-5

Read 3, Get One Free! Book Challenge

Our book award program has lots of changes in store for the new school year. We want to simplify the process and make it easier for more students to participate!


Students in grades 3-5 are encouraged to participate in our school's SC Children's Book Award Challenge. This is a voluntary reading program that encourages kids to READ FOR THE FUN OF IT! Titles from this list are a mix of chapter books and longer informational books. Mrs. Durham will book talk the nominees at the beginning of the school year and explain the book review process.


Students participating in the challenge will select the nominee books they want to read from the current list of 20 books. After reading, they will reflect on the book by submitting an online review form.

There will be no cut-off dates for reading levels as in past years. Students will keep track of titles they read and show your completion form to either Mrs. Durham or Mrs. Decoteau in the Media Center. Prizes can be claimed at any time!


*Note that the reading goals for this category are different from the picture book category.


LEVEL ONE:

Read (3) nominees, ring the "Gong" and claim your special prize!


LEVEL TWO:

Read (6) nominees, ring the "Gong" and claim your special prize!


LEVEL THREE:

Read (9) nominees, ring the "Gong" and claim your special prize!


LEVEL FOUR:

Read (12) or more nominees. You'll be invited to attend the end-of-year Reading Celebration where you'll receive a special certificate, reading medal and be treated to breakfast at our Reading Reception in the Cafeteria!

Last Day to Receive a Prize!!!

WHEN

Friday, March 31, 2017 at 7:15 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.


WHERE

OPES Media Center

THE STUDY SC WEBSITE HAS BOOK TRAILERS, EXCERPTS, AUTHOR INFO, AND ACTIVITIES FOR THE NOMINEES!

Purpose of the Book Awards

The purpose of the South Carolina Book Awards is to encourage children to read quality, contemporary literature. Twenty books are chosen each year by the South Carolina Association of School Librarians (SCASL). Students are encouraged to read the nominee books throughout the year. Students who read 5 or more may vote for their favorite in February. The results from OPES are added to the state-wide results. The winning picture book is announced in March.