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October 29th, 2008
SMCISD elementary students VOTE… on favorite books

While the nation makes its choice for president, students in the San Marcos CISD elementary schools will be busy reading, campaigning, and voting for their favorite books. “Motivating students to read and guiding them to excellent, appropriate literature is one of the most important, yet challenging tasks that school librarians face,” says Crockett Elementary Librarian Barbara Johnson. “While there are numerous books available, it is often difficult for the students to find books that are ‘just right’ for them.”

To address this need, the San Marcos CISD elementary school librarians are promoting the Kids’ Choice: Vote for Book Lists. Capitalizing on the enthusiasm of the election season, the students will read, discuss, campaign for and finally vote for the books they like best.

Your browser may not support display of this image.The younger students will listen to and discuss five books chosen by the librarians. Third and fourth grade students will be encouraged to read at least five of the ten books on their list, and then campaign for their favorite. The San Marcos Kids’ Choice winner will be announced during National Library Week in April 2009.

Funds for this project were made possible by a grant from the San Marcos Education Foundation. SMCISD elementary librarians are Barbara Johnson (Crockett), Jan Rudnicki (Travis), Vicki Partin (Bowie), and Paula Bliss (De Zavala).

Submitted by: IRIS CAMPBELL
Public Information Officer – San Marcos CISD

Crockett Photo: (left to right)

Giavanna Rodriguez-Reale, Stanley Lewis III, Liam Lovell and Mason Johnson.

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