Classroom Library Book Bonus

The classroom library book bonus is back for third and fourth quarter. Students in English I, English II, English III, and High School Reading can turn in books from the independent reading list for bonus points. Each book is worth five bonus points and students can turn in up to two books per quarter. If you have read the book and passed a quiz on it for journals, then you can turn in one book for ten points.

Keep in mind that the goal is to donate books that either (1) you already own or (2) you find really cheap somewhere. I do not recommend that you go out and buy a new copy of the book simply to donate as that might be quite expensive. Instead, keep your eyes open for cheap copies or if there is a book you really want to read, buy it, then donate it when you are through OR donate it, then check it back out to read it yourself. Then just return it to the library when you are finished.

I almost always find a handful of books from the list when I visit any thrift store. When I visit the Goodwill in Ozark, I sometimes buy books for the library myself, but if I bought them all, I would spend hundreds of dollars of my own money each year. So often I move them to the top shelf all the way to the left to make them easier for my students to find. This might be a good place to start looking if you have the chance.

The point of this bonus is two-fold: (1) it helps familiarize students with titles and authors on the list and (2) it helps build up our classroom library, which makes it easier for all students to find books on the list.

If you have questions, let me know.

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