Elementary students and staff can get a head start this summer reading books for next year’s Best Books Challenge![Read more…] about Granite Best Books Challenge Elementary Reading Lists | Summer Reading and Learning 2020
Introducing the Best Books Challenge for 2020-2021
We’re excited to announce the Granite Elementary Libraries Best Books Challenge for the 2020-2021 school year![Read more…] about Introducing the Best Books Challenge for 2020-2021
Highlights from Literacy Night at Olympus Jr. High
Earlier this week Olympus Jr. High hosted a Literacy Night open to all students, parents, and staff in Granite School District. Jennifer Peirce, District Educational Technology Specialist, shared the following snapshots with us from the event.
Five visiting authors were in attendance,
- Shelly Brown (Ghostsitter, Mustaches for Maddie)
- Frank L. Cole (The Afterlife Academy, Potion Masters, The World’s Greatest Adventure Machine)
- Chad Morris (Cragbridge Hall series, Mustaches for Maddie)
- Bobbie Pyron (A Dog’s Way Home, Lucky Strike, A Pup Called Trouble)
- Dan Wells (Mirador series, The Partials Sequence)
as well as representatives from Granite school libraries and Educational Technology staff, Salt Lake County Library System, UEN, and other educational and literacy-promoting organizations.
Many thanks to Jessica Moody, Library Media Educational Technology Specialist at Olympus Jr. High, and everyone at Olympus Jr. High, the authors, and these other organizations for putting this event together for our community.
Upcoming Event: Granite Literacy Night
Olympus Jr. High School is hosting a Literacy Night for Granite School District! All students, parents, staff, and community members of Granite schools are invited to attend.
Granite Battle of the Books 2017-2018 Book Lists
What Is Battle of the Books?
Throughout the school year, 3rd-6th grade students in Granite School District are encouraged to read as many books as they can from these lists.
Students who read at least five of the books by January will be able to create teams and compete in school level competitions.
Once schools have completed their competitions, their top two 5th-6th teams will then be invited to compete in a district-wide competition during the spring of 2018. [Read more…] about Granite Battle of the Books 2017-2018 Book Lists
Upcoming Event: Granite Battle of the Books | April 13, 2017
Join us for our very first annual Granite School District Battle of the Books!
April 13, 2017 | Thursday | 5:00 PM
Gearld Wright Elementary School
6760 West 3100 South, West Valley City, UT 84128
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Upcoming Author Visit: Veronica Roth
Veronica Roth, author of the bestselling young adult novel Divergent and its accompanying dystopian science fiction series, will visit Granger High School in West Valley City on Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at 7 P.M. She will discuss her new young adult novel, Carve the Mark, being released this month as the first volume in an all-new epic fantasy/science fiction series.
A ticket is required to attend this event. If you are a student at a junior high school or senior high school in Granite School District interested in attending, please visit your school’s library and ask about tickets. Others outside the district can find ticket details and contact information on the The King’s English Bookshop event page.
Carve the Mark is released on January 17, 2017. Granite students and teachers can place a hold on Carve the Mark right now in Granite’s OverDrive, or ask at your school library to check out a print copy when it is released. Veronica Roth’s other novels are also available in ebook and digital audiobook formats on Granite’s OverDrive.
Author Visit: Jeff Kinney at Kennedy Jr. High
Jeff Kinney, author/illustrator of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid middle grade fiction series, visited Kennedy Jr. High on Tuesday evening to share insights on his latest release Double Down. [Read more…] about Author Visit: Jeff Kinney at Kennedy Jr. High
Introducing Granite’s Battle of the Books
Beginning in the 2016-17 school year, Granite School District’s elementary library media program is sponsoring a Battle of the Books reading incentive program. Students at participating schools will be challenged to read as many books as possible from the book list assigned to their grade level. Participating students will form into teams to engage in a “Family Feud” style competition at the school level, testing their knowledge of the books. Winning school teams will move on to a district-wide battle. So far, 15 elementary schools have committed to field teams and participate in the battle.
More details are forthcoming, and the following page will serve as the main location for updated information and resources: https://www.granitemedia.org/granite-battle-of-the-books/. If you wish to get your school involved or have any other questions, please contact Nikki Gregerson, Granite School District’s Elementary Library Media Specialist.
Here are the 2016-2017 reading lists:
2016-2017 3rd-4th Grade Reading List
2016-2017 5th-6th Grade Reading List
Library Author Event: Cassandra Clare & Holly Black at Bennion Jr. High | March 9, 2016
We are excited to collaborate with The King’s English Bookshop to bring authors Cassandra Clare and Holly Black to Bennion Jr. High School! This event happens on March 9, 2016 at 7 PM, and is open to all students in Granite School District. [Read more…] about Library Author Event: Cassandra Clare & Holly Black at Bennion Jr. High | March 9, 2016
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