Sunshine State Young Readers Award Program

Purposes of this program: The Sunshine State Young Reader's Award Program is a statewide reading motivation program for students in grades 3-5 and 6-8. The program, cosponsored by the School Library Media Services Office of the Department of Education and the Florida Association for Media in Education (FAME), began in 1983. The purpose of the SSYRA Program is to encourage students to read independently for personal satisfaction, based on interest rather than reading level. Sunshine State books are selected for their wide appeal, literary value, varied genres, curriculum connections, and/or multicultural representation. Students are encouraged to read books that are above, on, and below their tested reading level in order to improve their reading fluency and have a greater exposure to literature.

Sunshine State Young Reader Awards Game Plan of Action for students in grades 3-6:

BE SMART! Play the Game! READ 3: To vote on the Sunshine State Readers students must read at least 3 titles. For each title, they must take an Reading Counts or Media Center Created quiz and pass with a 70% or more. Once this is done-students will earn a BRAG TAG for each book read! Additionally, students will have their name placed on the Sunshine State Readers GAME bulletin board in the Oasis Media Center. Each time they read another Sunshine State book and pass the Reading Counts or Media Center created quiz, students will continue to record their success on the board and collect additional brag tags.

BE SMART! Take the Game Further! READ 5: Once students have read 5 sunshine state books they are invited to the OASIS to practice with quote cards to help them get ready for the end of the year RES Battle of the Books. By taking the game further. They will also have their name announced on the RES morning annoucements.

BE SMART! Get Close to the Finish Line! Read 10! If students read 10 books and pass the quizzes they will not only have collected 10 charms, but they will receive a free $5 book voucher at the Spring Book Fair (this is if the quizzes on the 10 books have been completed prior to the book fair event). Students who have read 10 or more will also be eligible to participate in the Battle of the Books at RES.

BE SMART! Finish the Game! Read all 15! If students read all 15 and pass the quizzes (70%+) they will be invited to a “We Won the Sunshine State Reading Game” reading party at the end of the school year. Students will also be recognized on the Daily Morning Announcement and school Media Center web site.

Best of luck to all students that choose to play the Rymfire Elementary Sunshine State Reading game during the 2016-2017 school year!