We are excited to roll out Biography Bonanza for third grade students. This fun program is designed to get students excited about reading and expose them to the biography genre. If your child would like to participate, please have him or her fill out the bingo sheet, complete the two activities, and bring the sheet and activities to the library. We hope this is fun and exciting for everyone.
Biography Bonanza Bingo Sheet
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Fourth graders are being presented with a new opportunity to participate in an exciting and motivational literature program that is a spin off of the Virginia Readers’ Choice Program and Winterpock Elementary is now adopting this great program!. The Virginia State Reading Association encourages young readers to become better acquainted with contemporary books with outstanding literary appeal, to broaden students’ awareness of literature as a life-long pleasure, and to honor favorite books and their authors. This also supports our school’s goal of reading.
Chesterfield County has decided to mimic PBS and develop a list of 100 books everyone in Chesterfield County should read. The public library and the school system is partnering together to allow students to nominate a book. If a student would like to nominate a book, he or she should make a flipgrid video using the link below. The link will allow students to go to Flipgrid and record a brief 90 second recommendation for the book of their choice. Here are the rules:The Great Chesterfield Read is a riff of PBS’ Great American Read. Like the Great American Read, the Great Chesterfield Read “celebrates the power of reading…how we as readers are affected by stories, and what these books have to say about our diverse” community (PBS, 2018).Criteria for inclusion to division level:
- An author is limited to one title on the list (to keep the list varied).
- Books published in series or featuring ongoing characters counted as one eligible entry on the list (e.g. the Harry Potter series or Lord of the Rings) to increase variety.
- Books could be from anywhere in the world as long as they were published in English.
- Only fiction titles can be included in the poll (A broad range of fictional titles, authors, time periods, countries, genres and subject matter.)
- Titles up to current year of publication
Here is the link:
The Library Birthday Book Program is back!
You have the opportunity to celebrate your child’s birthday in a special way while helping your child’s library stay current. By participating in the Birthday Book Club, your child’s special day will be honored for years to come! If you would like to participate in this program, please complete this form and return it to the school with a $15 donation (cash or check payable to Winterpock Elementary School).