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Winter Reading Grades 4-8

posted Dec 29, 2011, 12:54 PM by Bonnie Thurber
The iCollaboratory invites students in grades 4-8 to participate in the Annual Rebecca Caudill Book Club.

NOTE: This project is not affiliated with the Rebecca Caudill Young Readers' Book Award Program. To officially participate in the Rebecca Caudill selection process, your class must register and send in their votes to the Rebecca Caudill Young Reader’s Book Award Program. For more information, visit

Activity 1: After registering for the Project, students log in to the iCollaboratory and take a survey about what types of books they like to read and why they pick them. 

2012: What is Illinois Reading? Survey
View past years surveys: 
2011: What is Illinois Reading? Survey 
2010: What is Illinois Reading? Survey 
2009: What is Illinois Reading? Survey
Activity 2: Students and teachers will submit links to the forum about Rebecca Caudill books, authors and any related information. They can also submit links about Rebecca Caudill and the Rebecca Caudill Award. Students will use the  forum to help them select the books they want to read.
View past years links:
2011 Rebecca Caudill Cybrary

Activity 3: Students will submit reviews of the books they have read in the Rebecca Caudill library and read the reviews of other students. 

View past years work:
2011 The Rebecca Caudill Library
2010: The Rebecca Caudill Library

Activity 4: After discussing the books they have read, students will vote on their favorite Rebecca Caudill nominee and will analyze the results. They need to read at least four books. The voting takes place in February.

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Activity 5: Rebecca Caudill Map - 2012 Where are the other Rebecca Caudill Book Club participants?

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