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    Iris Award 2017

    What is The Iris Award?       
    It s a reading program for all students at the International School of Brussels.  Participation is voluntary.
    In the Middle School, there are 22 Chapter Books ‚ÄčIris Award Chapter Books come in 3 reading levels:
    * Cruising (not too difficult)
    * Flying (Middle)
    * Warp (More challenging)
    The program starts in October and ends in April 2017
    How can students participate?
    There are 3 steps:
    1. check out an iris award book from the dedicated shelves in the library
    2. read the book
    3. take an online quiz (chapter books)
    Readers become members of the Jury
    * Each student who reads 4 books in a category becomes a member of the jury in that category.  
    * In April all members of the jury will be invited to a voting party in the library
    * At the voting party all members of the jury will vote on their favorite book
    * The author / illustrator of the book which has most votes will win the Iris award
    Special programs connected to the iris Award
    1. Reading all the books -  Students who read all books in a category will receive a special prize and recognition..

    2. Iris award Book Bowl (open to students in grades 7-9)

      • Students who like quizzes and a bit of competition can choose to join the Iris Award Book Bowl.
      • Students organize themselves in a team of 4.  Team members should be in the same grade level.  
      • Each team commits to reading the 16 preselected Iris Award Chapter Books titles.  Each team member commits to reading 4 books.  
      • At three times between October and April, each team will participate in a quiz in the library on about 5 of the books on the list. Teams score points for every correct answer.
    • After the 3 quizzes are done, each team will have accumulated a total score.

      • The 2 highest scoring teams in each grade level will win a 10 person pizza party.
      • The 2 highest scoring teams in each grade level will be invited to participate in the Book Bowl Quiz Final to be held in April.
    • The Team winning the Book Bowl Quiz final will have their name inscribed on a trophy and receive prize vouchers.

    1. Iris Award Art Contest

    • Provide a piece of artwork for the Iris Ward.  Details to follow

    5.The Voting Party

    • All students participating in the Iris Award or the Book Bowl will be receiving an invitation for the Library Voting Party in April 2017.  Many door prizes will be drawn and given to students who qualified and are attending.

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