First Chapter Friday (Virtual) ...
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Welcome to Kindergarten! What an exciting time for your child! This is also a crucial time for your child to pick up early literacy skills that will put them on the path to becoming a reader. Learning to read takes lots of practice, more than they can get at school and you can support your child by reading aloud to them often. With that in mind, we have created this challenge.
We ask you to read to your kindergartener 100 books from a list selected by the librarians at Wadsworth Public Library. We have mixed up some classics, some new, and many others that will grow your reader. As you read your way through the list, mark them off. If there are books you have already read before on the list, please read them again for the challenge—repetition builds readers! If you can get through all 100 books by the end of the school year, we will reward you! Bring the completed form into the library and you will receive a certificate of completion and a free book!
First Grade Challenge
First grade can be a really exciting time as you watch your child grow into a reader. Many leaps are made in their reading abilities this year. Wadsworth Public Library wants to help you support your child with this first grade reading challenge!
We have chosen 50 books for them to read throughout the school year that are fun, engaging, and educational. These are books that you can read aloud to your child, or you may find as the year progresses that maybe your child can read them to you! However the book is read, just make it a positive experience for the child. Make predictions about the book, explore questions that may arise, enjoy the illustrations. You may have read some of the books before; we ask that you read them again for the challenge—repetition builds readers. As you read through the list, mark them off. If you are able to read all 50 before the end of the school year, visit the library for a certificate of completion and a free book!
Second Grade Challenge
As second graders work to become fluent readers, they need lots of practice reading aloud. Our second grade challenge will encourage them to do just that! We challenge your second grader to read aloud 50 books during the school year. They can choose any 50 books that are at their reading level and read aloud to anyone who will listen, family pets included!
Keep a record of all the books and once they have read 50, come to the library for a certificate of completion and a free book!
Third Grade Challenge
Third grade is a pivotal year for reading. This is usually when students flip from learning to read to reading to learn. This is why we are asking third graders to read 25 nonfiction books. We ask that you read 2 books in each of the following categories and 5 of your own choosing.
Inventions / Inventors
Arts / Music
Once you have completed the challenge, please visit the library with your completed list to receive a certificate of completion and a free book!
Fourth Grade Challenge
In fourth grade, we are challenging students to read 5 diverse books. It is important to read diverse books because they teach us about others and promote respect and empathy for differences while emphasizing our similarities. They also build community unity and inclusivity. Diverse books can open up dialogue about what is happening all around us. Since everyone is unique, we ask that you choose books that are diverse to you. Log all five and visit the library when you have completed the challenge to receive a certificate of completion and a free book!
Resources for finding diverse books: