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YUHSD librarians extended deadline for reading challenge

Librarians across Yuma Union High School District still want students to “Review It.”

The district’s annual reading challenge, which this year required students to review books of their choice by February, has been extended by two months until April 30, 2021.

“We know that students are spending more time at home than ever, and the idea of the challenge is to encourage a love reading,” Cibola High School Librarian Amanda Coltman said. “So, we thought it would be beneficial to allow a little extra time for students to submit their reviews.”

For students to participate in the book review challenge, they need to follow a few easy steps:

  • Select a book from any place. This could include the school library, public library, books at home, anywhere they can find a book. The book can be in any format such as a physical copy, audiobook, eBook, etc.
  • Read/listen to the book.
  • Review the book and submit it to their respective campus’ library Canvas course as they would any other class assignment.

According to Coltman, the review can be as creative. Students are encouraged to use Google Docs, Powtoon, Prezi, FlipGrid, their webcam, phone camera, or any other tool. Each review will be scored according to a rubric available in the course.

Eric Patten
epatten@yumaunion.org