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The Meadows School Libraries: Intermediate Reading Program

Bookmark Points

   Bookmark credits are as follows:

  • Books with 249 pages or less = 1 point
  • Books with 250-499 pages = 2 points
  • Books with 500-749 pages = 3 points
  • Books with 750 pages or more = 4 points




Intermediate Reading Program

The Reading Program
In the intermediate grades (3rd-5th), students will read well-written, high-quality books which include many children's classics. The Independent Reading Program begins in the summer. Each child is encouraged to read ten bookmarks over the summer, as well as ten bookmarks per quarter, for a total of fifty bookmarks. Specific information for rising third graders can be found here.
The Categories
          Topaz - Books selected from the Intermediate Reading List
          Sapphire - Books all from one specific genre that the child has selected
          Ruby - Books must be nonfiction (only three books from the "Who Was..." series are permitted)
          Emerald - Books written by authors who have titles on the Intermediate Reading List
          Diamond - Books chosen by the child and approved by the classroom teacher
          Jewel - This book is a special book chosen by the teacher, specifically for this student to read