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4-H Reading Literacy: Exploring through Books Project

October 23, 2019
Books

Reading books can be a lot of fun and is beneficial in many aspects of life. 

Level A (grades 3-4)

Level B (grades 5-6)

Level C (grades 7-9)

Level D (grades 10-12)

 

 

Resources

No manual; however, a Lake County record sheet must be completed (attached below)

**Only a Lake County Record Sheet is needed**

General Exhibit Requirements

Record Sheet Required (No Manual)

  1. 4-H member may do a poster and/or assemble a diorama or both. Dioramas will be judged separately from posters.
  2. Poster: Exhibit a poster about one favorite book (may be a specific book in a series, but not the entire series of books) including a summary. Summary should be legible, no larger than 8.5x 11” and attached to the front of the poster. Name of the author should be included in your summary sheet. Summary may include your favorite part or short description of character, plot, etc. See “General Rules” for poster requirements. 
  3. Diorama: Assemble a miniature structure from your favorite scene of the book. Exhibit not to exceed 12" long x 18” wide x 15” high. Summary no longer than 8.5x11”and legible, and attached to your exhibit in a plastic sleeve outside the display. Name of the author should be included in your summary. Cover the display securely. No perishables or food allowed.
  4. In addition to the poster or diorama exhibit, the following are required for project completion:

Level A (grades 3-4)

  1. Read three or more books.
  2. Give a book report at a local 4-H meeting or at school; or attend a discussion group or a book.

Level B (grades 5-6)

  1. Read six or more books. Two must be non-fiction.
  2. Give a book report on non-fiction book at a local 4-H meeting or at school; or attend a discussion group or a book share.

Level C (grades 7-9)

  1. Read nine or more books, new or old. Two must be non-fiction.
  2. Read one book/pamphlet on government or history. Give a report at a 4-H meeting or school; or attend discussion group or book share.

Level D (grades 10-12)

  1. Read twelve or more books, new or old. Two must be non-fiction.
  2. Read a book or publication related to a career.
  3. Give one book report before a local 4-H meeting or at school; or attend a discussion group or a book share.

 

Interested in sponsoring a trophy or award for this project? Please contact the project superintendent or Extension Office at 219-755-3240 to learn more!

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