The Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge is a free reading program dedicated to stopping the "Summer Slide" and encouraging kids to read more books during the summer months. Now in its 9th year, the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge invites kids to log the minutes they spend reading in an effort to set a new reading world record!
We’re less than a month away from the official start of SLJ’s seventh annual Battle of the Kids’ Books, and the Battle Commander has just revealed this year’s battle plans and brackets for the March Madness–type contest in which kid lit faves go head to head in a winner-take-all showdown.
Here at FES - we will follow a similar format as the School Library Journal's (SLJ's) Battle of the Books. Our brackets - will be abridged for our grade levels (4-6).
The Battle begins March 11th with the beginning of our final SPECIALS rotation - assuming the books ship/arrive as scheduled. I'll have about 10 copies of each book in the library. The Battle will have to rage outside of Library/Tech Specials in order for everyone to have an opportunity to participate. I'll share events and reminders with all of you so you can share/reinforce them with the kids outside of Library/Tech time.
Round 1 (March 11-30):
The Madman of Piney Woods v. Brown Girl Dreaming
Children of the King v. The Key that Swallowed Joey Pigza
West of the Moon v. The Crossover
El Deafo v. BYE
The books - except for El Deafo with BYE moves automatically to Second Round - with the highest Homeroom Checkouts/Circulation + highest AR points/% + VOTES (via Edmodo) will move to the Second Round. Battle Posters/Brackets will be posted around the school - if my budget can stand it.
The book that doesn't make the cut (Checkouts + AR pts/% + Votes) but finishes just out of the BATTLE - will rise like a zombie to compete in the final round.
In addition, the Homeroom with the HIGHEST participation rate (AR pts/% + Votes + Checkouts) wins a PIZZA Party.
Comment, tweet, blog—and you might make it on the Peanut Gallery. Use the hashtag #sljbob @fes_library
Join Us on Edmodo - ask your student for Parent Code