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Literature Enrichment Program
Did you know that there is a Literature Enrichment Program at Highland Oaks? The program has three main activities developed to engage young readers and encourage a life-long love of reading.

Several times a year, Ms. Lisa Lucas visits each class during their library time to highlight an author’s work or pitch books from a certain genre. This time is also used to promote lunchtime book discussion titles and to promote Book Battles. For younger readers, a story is read aloud followed by a few questions.
 
Four book discussions are offered during the school year to 2nd graders, 3rd graders, and 4th & 5th graders combined.  Book discussions are held during students’ lunch times and students must have read the book to participate. Participation in discussions is optional.  

 
Toward the end of the school year, 3rd, 4th,  and 5th graders compete in teams of the same grade level in a game show-like competition called Book Battles. A reading list is distributed at the beginning of the school year and interested students read each book on the list. Once there is a winning Highland Oaks team in the participating grade levels, the team will go on to compete against teams from the other 5 Arcadia elementary schools. The championship round is held at the Arcadia Public Library in June. Copies of the book battle list can be found in the library and coming soon to the school website.
 
Book Discussion Reminders
The next book discussions are coming up soon! The sign-up sheets are now in the library and students need to sign up before the deadline. Students who wish to attend must have read the book before signing up.
 
Upcoming Book Discussions:
 
2nd Grade: Alvin Ho: Allergic to Girls, School and Other Scary Things by Lenore Look will be held on Thursday, April 20.
 
 
3rd grade: The Braxton Brothers: The Case of the Case of Mistaken Identity by Mac Barnett will be held Tuesday, April 18.
 
Book Battle Titles

3rd Grade Book Battle Titles
4th Grade Book Battle Titles
5th Grade Book Battle Titles


 
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