Washington Library Book-a-Thon


Washington School Library's 2021 Book-A-Thon

Reading Roadmaps due March 15th!

Our goal is read 1000 hours by May 1st!

Ready to Support Washington School's Library Book-a-Thon? Please follow the quick steps below. Remember to check out your student's Reading Roadmap, or help your student create one. The books you include are not purchases, but a wishlist of titles your student would like to read. This is a Book-a-Thon, so we're asking for a donation for each hour your student spends reading - on their own or with you! There is no purchase necessary, but 100% of all donations will benefit the library! If you'd like to purchase books for the library instead of donating, you can find Mrs. Smith's Reading Roadmap here: 

Get started in three easy steps:

  1. Family and Friends - Create your FREE account. Teachers, please take a moment to review some best practices.
  2. Make a donation based on your student's goals. Perhaps you received an email with their Reading Roadmap? Don't worry, there's no obligation. Your student will receive a certificate for every $10 donation. Have your student bring their certificates to school and we will hang them in the hallway by the main entrance. 
  3. Place your order with your school code: Washington22

Washington School THANKS YOU in advance!


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Does your student still need to complete their Reading Roadmap?  Follow Scout the Reading Retriever as he takes you through the next steps!

1. You'll need to register and activate your FREE account.


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2. Immediately upon activation you'll enter Your Account portal, where you can track orders and access your Reading Roadmap:


3. Create a Reading Roadmap


A critical tool for your success is to create a Reading Roadmap. A Reading Roadmap is a sort of Wish List (not a shopping cart), which can be shared with friends and families. Plus, a Reading Roadmap can serve as a guided reading tool to keep track of titles you'd like to read, not just purchase. If your family would like to purchase a book on your Reading Roadmap, they can use the seperate link provided. 

Let's create your Reading Roadmap:

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And now click New Reading Roadmap:


4. What will you name your Reading Roadmap?

Make sure to name your Reading Roadmap something your family will recognize. Here, Scout the Reading Retriever picked his own name. Make sure to check the Make Reading Roadmap Public. Don't worry, only those you share the link with will be able to see the titles listed and no personal information will be included. 


We're all set with our new Reading Roadmap!


5. Find some great titles in the Blue Ribbon Awards Collection

Now's the time to put some great titles on your new Reading Roadmap. (After we add some titles, we'll show you how to share the Reading Roadmap with your family)

When you click on Titles, you're going to see a wide variety of options to begin exploring the Blue Ribbon Awards Collection. 



Here we've clicked on Lexile Groupings and found the level we've assessed at:



We can also take the Books on Tour Challenge (individually or as a class) and read one book from each state! 



Maybe we just want to start our reading adventure in a category we enjoy. Here's some of the most popular categories:

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Educators, here's something special just for you - Curriculum Corner!  You'll find lesson plans and units specifically tied to the Blue Ribbon Awards Collection. If you're filling out a Reading Roadmap for a Teacher Wishlist, make sure to include these professionally created tools.



 6. Add to Reading Roadmap

When you look at each title's individual page, you're going to see Add to Reading Roadmap:



7. Sharing Your Roadmap

Now we've got some awesome titles to read. Let's share that list with family and friends. Educators, you can share your Reading Roadmap (Classroom Wish List) the same way. Once you've added titles onto your Reading Roadmap, go back to Your Account and click on Reading Roadmaps. Here you'll see the titles on your Roadmap. Your family can share that link via email or social networks:



You can add and delete titles to your Reading Roadmap any time you wish! Make sure you reassess your Lexile reading level often and don't forget to search the Lexile grouping above and below your assessed level. Reading 500 level books is okay if you're assessing at level 600. And you can challenge yourself by reading books from the 700 level. 

Is your school or classroom hosting a Book-A-Thon? If so, you can donate here:


You're now ready to begin your Reading Adventure. Don't forget about the Books on Tour ChallengeOnce you've registered and logged in, explore the Blue Ribbon Awards Collection sorted by the state the title was nominated in.