Reading

Reading for the Fun of It

Our goal is for all students to love reading. Students learn foundational reading skills, and then become fluent and capable readers during the elementary school years. Students who are able to read for pleasure open their minds to new discoveries, and are better able to navigate other subjects in school. While we do focus on learning to read at school, we also want children to be able to check out a book that they truly want to read - just for the fun of it.

Battle of the Books Club

Each year, we gather an amazing group of students to form our Battle of the Books Club. The purpose of this club is to provide a small group reading experience for students who love to read; providing them with an opportunity to delve into books through reading, discussion, and fun.

Students are selected each year to form the club; which begins in the Fall. They will read twelve books and compete in a friendly school competition in the Spring.

GTE Lexile Reading Chart

Genrefication

The most frequent question that we receive in the Learning Commons from students is.... "Where are the (funny, scary, fantasy, etc. )books?" So we genrefied our Regular Fiction section.

Many of our Fiction titles can technically be identitified as more than one Genre (i.e. an adventurous, fantasy novel that blends elements of humor and mystery). The most compelling genre for each book was identified, marked as a sublocation in Destiny, and shelved according to this genre.

Our Fiction Genres are displayed below:

Adventure Genre Label
Historical Fiction Genre Label
Science Fiction Genre Label
Animals Genre Label
Holiday Genre Label
Fantasy Genre Label
Humor Genre Label
Fairy Tales Genre Label
Mystery Genre Label
Folk & Fairy Tales Genre Label
Realistic Fiction Genre Label
Graphic Novels Genre Label
Scary Genre Label