School Wide Reading Challenge

Reading Across the Curriculum (RAC)
AND
Learning How I Can Make A Difference
 
books
 
Hokes Bluff Middle Semester Reading Challenge
Developed by Heather Hannah, HBMS School Librarian
Mrs. Hannah's Website
 
 
Description of Reading Challenge and Student Forms/Reading Logs/Text Response PDF
Brainstorm Cluster Graphic Organizer PDF
 
Overview of School RAC Challenge
 
Part 1: Reading Across the Curriculum
Students must complete the reading challenge assignment given by the classroom teacher and receive a 70% or higher grade for the project in order for it to count for the reading challenge. Students must have their teacher initial that they have completed the assignment and verify the grade in INK.
 
Part 2: Learning How I Can Make A Difference
Students must complete reading and research about their chosen topic. Students must read 1 book on or about their topic AND 5 articles. A list of all books and articles should be kept. All books and articles read must be documented on the reading log according to the directions given. Students may substitute reading articles in place of a book; in this event, 10 articles would equal 1 book. Students must complete the brainstorming worksheet cluster diagram in this packet about their topic. 
 
Part 3: Free Reading
Students will need to read 3 additional books of their choice. These books will need to be on their reading level or approved by Mrs. Hannah. These books will need to be documented on the reading log sheet under the Part 3 section.
 
Students are to complete a book review sheet or book summary or book annotation (language arts teacher will specify) for each book read and turn in to their language arts teacher.
 
Students are to complete an online book review for each book. If the book is not found in the library automation system (OPAC) then a written book review will be required in place of the online book review. Books reviews should not give the ending of the book away. They should be a recommendation for or against the book and give a few factual details that prove you have read the book. Information mentioned on the book jacket will not be accepted. Book reviews should be 3-5 complete sentences with correct capitalization and punctuation. It is highly recommended that the student type their response in a Microsoft Word or comparable word processing software program and run the spelling and grammar check on their written response. The student then may copy and paste their response into the correct location in the OPAC. The student’s first name, grade, and language arts class period should be given at the end (ex. Mary, 7th – A pd.).
 
Part 4: Blog
Students must blog about what they have learned from this reading challenge after completing parts 1, 2 and 3. Students will also be asked if they plan to make a difference and if so, how. The blog may be found on the library webpage of our school website. Students should write a minimum of 3-5 complete sentences with correct capitalization and punctuation. It is highly recommended that the student type their response in a Microsoft Word or comparable word processing software program and run the spelling and grammar check on their written response. The student then may copy and paste their response into the correct location in the blog. The student’s first name, grade, and language arts class period should be given at the end (ex. Mary, 7th – A pd.). 
 
Part 5: Signatures / Turn-In
Students are to have a parent, their language arts teacher, as well as themselves to sign that they have completed the reading challenge and followed all of the requirements before they turn in their reading challenge packet to Mrs. Hannah. The signature section is found on the first page of the reading challenge packet. All completed reading challenge packets are due on April 16, 2013, to Mrs. Hannah. Students who turn in completed packets late will not get to participate in the reading challenge celebration. 
 
 
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