Purpose

The purpose of the school wide Reading Fair is to promote a love of learning and to showcase our students’ deep analytic skills in a non-testing format.  Each student will complete a project based on his/her interest and abilities.  The Reading Fair will occur on Wednesday, May 25, 2015 through out the day and end with an afternoon public open house.


Format

The students will read a book of their choosing and then complete the needed work and project boards to show their thoughts and reflections. They will have several weeks to work on the project both at home and in school.  On the day of the fair, the children will present their boards to their teachers and class during English for judging.  They will then display their boards in the school gymnasium for a community open house to occur that afternoon.  Judging will be based on a standard rubric attached at the end of this packet.  Winners will be announced before the end of the day.  Each student will be judged solely among their peers.

Categories

·         Individual Fiction: Grades 3-10 (Divisions A-H)

·   Individual Non-Fiction: Grades 3-10 (Divisions I-P)

·  Group/Family: Grades K-2 (Divisions Q-S)

Please pay close attention to all categories listed.

· Students in grades 3-10 have the opportunity to share their favorite non-fiction book.   All students deciding to do so are to compete in the Individual Category, within their specified grade group (Divisions H-J). All other entries should only represent fictional books.

Note: Remember the school’s librarian is an excellent resource for determining if the book selected is indeed fictional. Please see Appendices B–D for clarifying information on both text types.

· Family division projects should portray a book appropriate to the age of the student(s). The student(s) should be very knowledgeable about the book’s story elements and should have an active part in the construction of the display. Individual and group categories will be judged closely on whether the project shows work appropriate for the age level of the student.

Note: Each student is limited to participating in only one project. Each group/family project is limited to 3 participants. If a group or family project has students in various grades, the project should be placed in the division of the oldest student.

Some examples: