Reading Across Broward


The "Reading Across Broward" program was designed to motivate Broward students to incorporate reading into their daily lives and foster a lifelong habit of reading. It is a voluntary program for students. Students who read and record titles of a specified number of books between April 1st of one year and March 31st of the following year will receive special recognition.

Students must read books and record them on the appropriate READING ACROSS BROWARD Reading Record Sheet. The Level 1 sheet is for those children reading picture books; the Level 2 sheet is for readers of intermediate or "chapter books". Award books may be selected from the following programs:

•Reading Rainbow books
•Florida Reading Association books (kindergarten - Second grades

•Sunshine State Young Readers Award books (third - fifth grades);
•Any award winning books, such as Caldecott, Newbery, Coretta Scott King,
•International Reading Association, and American Library Association Award books
•Students' choices from recommendations by library media specialists
librarians, teachers, reading specialists, parents, or guardians.

The number of books required for recognition in the program depends on three factors: the level of the books being read, the grade level of the student, and the award level desired.

Level 1 = Picture book readers 
Participation Award (25-49 books)
Silver Award (50-74 books)
Gold Award (75-99 books)
Superintendent's Honor Roll (100 or more books, including 5 award books)

Level 2 = Chapter book readers
Participation Award (5-9 books)
Silver Award (26-34 books)
Gold Award (35-49 books)
Superintendent's Honor Roll (50 or more books, including 5 award books)

If student is participating in Sunshine State Young Reader's program, the books read for this program may also be counted towards Reading Across Broward.

Credit will only be given for reading a book and/or listening to a book read aloud in its entirety. Viewing television, film, or video adaptations of books are excellent complements to literature appreciation, but are not a substitute for reading the books and cannot be counted.

Students are encouraged to discuss their books with a parent, guardian, or teacher. Book titles may be listed only once and in only one category.

The reading record form is available on this page. Click on the PDF files to open them and print them out. The forms will be due to the Media Center no later then April 10th. The form should be signed by the student and a parent, guardian, or teacher before it is returned. The signatures will serve as verification that the information provided is accurate. The reason for the early ending of the program is to allow time for the Sun-Sentinel to print certificates