As a part of our school-wide reading program, we provide time for our students to read every day. We also provide books that are just right in terms of level, interest and genre. The teachers work closely with Mrs. VandenBerg, our librarian, to match books to readers and to motivate readers to READ MORE.
Mrs. VandenBerg has been instrumental is encouraging readers to share their reviews of books through book blogs. Each reader is encouraged to write a short review of the book. This review is posted to the library blog and on the classroom teacher’s blog.
Readers who are interested in earning points toward Reading Counts goals can chose this option over taking tests for points. Readers who aren’t interested in earning points but want to share a great book to read, select book blogging as an option. Many teachers have clarified this goal on their blogs.
Our goal at Georgetown is simple:
RAISE READERS WHO ENJOY READING THROUGH TIME TO READ AND THE DESIRE TO PASS ALONG READING RECOMMENDATIONS TO OTHERS.
The ability to read and write provides the ultimate foundation for doing well across all content areas and prepares our learners for their future!
The books in our library, classrooms and guided book room continue to grow with support from our PARENT CLUB (which we could not live happily without), parent donations and district curriculum support.