The GCISD Reads initiative is designed to build a love of reading in students - encouraging them to read a large quantity and a wide variety of books.
Who: GCISD students, teachers, and parents are invited to participate.
What: Students have a choice of the challenge they wish to complete. Students can participate in one of the following challenges:
- 1,500 pages (K-2)
- 2,500 pages (3-5)
- 100 Book Challenge (K-2)
- 25 Book Challenge (3-5; books should be at least 100 pages
- Genre Challenge (1-5)
Audiobooks are suitable both for students who choose to read this way and for those in need of accommodations. In order to successfully complete any of the challenges, students should read at least 2 ebooks. Ebooks can be found through MackinVia (use the beginning of your email address and your App Store password) or the Epic app on iPads.
When: Between June 1, 2017 and May 1, 2018
Where: Reading can take place inside or outside of school using paper or electronic materials.
Why: Students who read more do better in school, have wider vocabularies, and have a lifelong habit enabling them to continue learning beyond their K-12 education.
How: Students will keep track of their reading on a log that notes the title, number of pages, genre, and date completed. See the list below for possible recording logs. Once students have completed their challenge, logs should be returned to the classroom teacher or the librarian. Teachers will record their students' completed reading challenges on this Google Form to ensure they receive a certificate at the end of the school year.