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.
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