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Virginia Readers' Choice
The Benton Middle School library is proud to announce its participation in The 2015-2016 Virginia Readers’ Choice Program. The purpose of the program is to encourage young readers to- become better acquainted with contemporary books with outstanding literary appeal, to broaden students’ awareness of literature as a life-long pleasure and to honor favorite books and their authors.
Each year the Virginia State Reading Association publishes a reading list for the middle school level. Every spring a book from that list is selected by the popular vote of participating students to receive an award from the association.
To become eligible to vote, the student must read at least four of the nominated books in their entirety. To provide proof that the book was read, the student took an on-line reading check quiz.
The middle school reading list for 2015-2016 includes the following titles:
The Boy in the Wooden Box by Leon Leyson
Counting by 7s by Holly Sloan
Half a Chance by Cynthia Lord
The President Has Been Shot!: The Assassination of John F. Kennedy by James L. Swanson
Prisoner B-3087 by Alan Gratz
Seeing Red by Kathryn Erskine
Shadow by Michael Morpurgo
Twerp by Mark Goldblatt
Under the Egg by Laura Marx Fitzgerald
Zero Tolerance by Claudia Mills
Students have been set up with an Quiz Star online account and have received their login/password information. Please visit http://quizstar.4teachers.org/indexs.jsp to complete book quizzes. Remember: you must read at least four books and pass quizzes with a score of 80% or higher. Good luck and happy reading!
Follett Shelf eBooks
Follett eBooks open up new possibilities for learning. FollettShelf is an online bookshelf that provides access to eBooks in the Benton Middle School Library collection. To access the resources on Follett Shelf, check with the library staff, and they will provide the user name and password. To explore our eBooks please click on the FOLLETT eBooks icon above this blurb.