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READING ACROSS BROWARD

The Superintendent’s Reading Motivation Project

READING ACROSS BROWARD is the “umbrella” under which all reading motivation programs in Broward County’s public schools fall. Students receive recognition for their reading, can participate in distance learning events, book discussions, online author chats, and other activities that involve them in their reading.

 

Some schools use Reading Record Sheets for recording titles of the books they read. These sheets are returned to the school’s media specialist in April to receive recognition based on the criteria on each sheet.

 

Examples of some reading motivation programs that fall under the “umbrella” of READING ACROSS BROWARD are:

 

No Child Left Behind

Reading First

Early Reading First

Just Read, Florida

http://www2.ed.gov/nclb/landing.jhtml

http://www2.ed.gov/programs/readingfirst/index.html 

http://www2.ed.gov/programs/earlyreading/index.html

http://www.justreadflorida.com/

 

Children’s Reading Award (Kindergarten-Grade 2)

Each year, the Florida Reading Association presents a list of eight picture books for students statewide to read or listen to. In April, they vote for their favorite. A new reading list is provided annually.

http://www.flreads.org/index.html

 

Sunshine State Young Readers Award (Grades 3-8)

The Florida Association for Media in Education presents a list of fifteen books for students statewide to read or listen to. In March-April, the students vote for their favorite. A new reading list is provided annually.

http://myssyra.org/

 

BookIt!® (Pre-kindergarten-Grade 8)

Sponsored by PizzaHut®, students may read any books in an effort to reach their individualized monthly goal in an effort to receive incentives. There is no reading list; students may read any books they choose.

http://www.bookitprogram.com/

 

Accelerated Reader® and Reading Counts® (All grades)

Students select books from a wide range of titles based on their readability level. After reading the books, students take a computerized comprehension test, receiving points based on the difficulty and length of the book.

http://www.renlearn.com/ar/

http://src.scholastic.com/ecatalog/readingcounts/

 

There are many other reading motivation programs that may be used within each school. Your school’s media specialist and reading specialist will be the best contact to find out more about which programs are utilized at your school.