While this program does have clear commercial ties with Scholastic products being featured it has been proven to be a real motivator for some students. You can participate in this program as an individual family.
Students are not required to read books from the suggested summer reading lists. There is a new Rhode Island Middle School Book Award for grades 6-8. Sixth grade students will no longer participate in Rooster Games. There will be a new CMS Book Battle for grades 6-8. These games will replace Teen Book Battle for grades 7 and 8. Students in grades 6-8 will read at least five of the Rhode Island Middle School Book Award nominees to participate in the CMS Book Battle. Fifth grade students will still use the RI Children Book Award (RICBA) nominees for Rooster Games. Fifth grade students will need to read at least five of RICBA nominees to play in the Rooster games.
Fiction Google Book Report Form to be sent to the team your child is entering in the fall:
One of the options for a project is to use Board Builder on Discovery Education. There are links to Discovery Education off the media center webpage or use the link provided above. Students will logon to Discovery by putting cms in front of their student id number. The password is their birthdate. For students needing assistance with creating boards there is a screencast tutorial on the CMS media center "How To" links. Just scroll down until you see "Creating a Presentation on Board Builder through Discovery Education. Students should not worry over the summer about sharing a board they created with their new teacher in the fall. Students can discuss with their ELA teacher in the fall how to share the board they have created. Students who are entering 5th grade will not have Discovery accounts available until the fall.
These lists also include projects that students can complete on books they have read.
Nonfiction Google Book Form to be sent to the team your child is entering in the fall: