5th Grade Reading
Bluebonnet Reading Incentive Program
Each year fifth graders participate in reading the current twenty Bluebonnet books chosen by the Texas Library Association. Student votes throughout the state of Texas determine the winner of the Bluebonnet Book Award. The Texas Bluebonnet Award reading program was established in 1979 to encourage Texas children to read more books, explore a variety of current books, develop powers of discrimination, and identify their favorite books.
Students are encouraged to work toward the goal of reading all 20 Bluebonnet Books.
Books are counted toward the goal in one of 6 ways:
-Books read by the teacher or librarian and discussed in class (school year only)
-student makes a grade of 70% or higher on an AR quiz (school year only)
-student completes Reading Response questions below, [5th grade drop down menu] (summer or school year)
-student completes a tech project on the book. For example, a book trailer on photo story or animoto, a location map for a book with a variety of settings on Google Earth, a timeline, a story summary on Comic Life. These are just a few ideas and programs. Use your own imagination, any project that shows familiarity with the story and thought about its subject matter is fine.
-student completes an art project about the book. Examples might be to design a book jacket with info similar to that included on a typical book jacket, illustrate some scenes from the story, or make a 3-D diorama from the story.
-participate in a Book Club discussion of the book. The form for discussion is below [5th grade drop down menu]
****Statewide voting to select one book from the list of 20 to win the Bluebonnet Award takes place the last week of January.
The Bluebonnet books are available for check out at the Valley View Library and Westbank/Laura's Library..
A list of the books for the 2017/2018 school year can be found here.
The following link provides more information on the Bluebonnet books and the authors. You can rate the books on this site too: