2020-2021 GCISD READS Challenge
the adventure continues
Stuck inside Much?
Are you ready to take on the next GCISD READS challenge?
What is the GCISD READS Challenge?
Students can choose from a variety of challenges, and some students even complete all of them!
1. Genre Challenge
- 3rd-12th grade can read from a variety of genres (see Recording document below)
2. Book Count
- Kindergarten-2nd grade students can read 100 Picture Books
- 3rd-12th grade can read 25 books (100 pages or more for each book)
3. Page Count
- Kindergarten - 2nd grade students are challenged to read 1,500 pages
- 3rd - 5th grade students are challenged to read 2,500 pages
- 6th - 12th grade students are challenged to read 5,000 pages
The challenge begins on June 1, 2020 and continues throughout the school year.
The deadline for this challenge is May 1, 2021.
Where can we find book recommendations?
There are many book lists available online, and here are a few to get you started:
1. Scholastic's Book Wizard is a tool to help your child find great books!
2. Reading Rocket has amazing theme-based book lists.
3. Common Sense Media offers book and movie suggestions.
4. A Book and a Hug helps readers find books based on their unique personality.
5. What's Next? helps readers see the next book in a series.
6. Award winners-
- Caldecott (for picture books)
- Newbery (primarily-but not always chapter books)
- Texas Bluebonnet Award books are great places to start for grades 3-6.
- The Texas LoneStar List is geared for older students (6-8)
- The TAYSHAS reading list is for students in grades 9-12
- The Association of Library Service to Children (American Library Association) provides lists of notable children's books.
Did someone say FREE e-books?
OverDrive App (Sora)
All GCISD students have access to free e-books, audiobooks, and Read-a-Longs with the OverDrive app! Click here for more Information about this resource.
This amazing company continues to support literacy by offering access to over 40,000 e-books FREE during the school day!
Public Libraries have Overdrive e-book collections too!
The North Richland Hills Public Library http://www.library.nrhtx.com/ offers FREE library cards to non-residents
For free e-book collections that companies have generously provided access through the summer go HERE.
Tracking your progress
The 2020-2021 GCISD READS Challenge begins on June 1, 2020. The printable tracking forms are linked below.
If you prefer a digital option, tools like Biblionasium make it fun and easy to keep track of your reading. Biblionasium (https://www.biblionasium.com/ ) is a free web resource that allows students to keep a digital log of what they’ve read and gives them the opportunity to read and write reviews about books. Keep in mind that Biblionasium is a reading log - NOT an e-book reader.