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30 Book Challenge

Mrs. Gartha’s¬† 30 Book Challenge

  • All 5th¬†graders in Mrs. Gartha’s class will be expected to read at least 30 books this year during independent reading at home.
  • You will be reading 30 (or more) books this year (beginning 11/30/18) and keeping track of the titles and genres on your Reading List sheet.
  • You will be reading from a variety of genres in order to explore books you might not ordinarily read, and to develop an understanding of literary elements, text features, and text structures.
  • Books that have been read (or will be read) in class cannot count, even if the student re-reads the book.
  • Students may ask the teacher, librarian, classmates, or their families for recommendations, but there are no specific title requirements
  • Any book with more than 200 pages will count as 2 books.
  • All books are selected by the student.
  • Select good fit books at your reading level. Use your DRA book graph as your guide and NWEA reading RIT score.
  • Use your Reading notebook to respond to your reading.

If you lost your sheet, be sure to have the following:

30 Book Challenge

Traditional Literature (4)

Realistic Fiction (4)

Historical Fiction (2)

Fantasy (2)

Biography (2)

Non-Fiction/Informational (2)

Newberry (1)

Poetry Anthologies (1)

Mystery (1)

Science Fiction (1)

Reader’s Choice (10)

*Must have author, page numbers and date finished


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