SSYRA Book Club and Battle Team

Sunshine State Young Reader Award Information 

Each year there is a new list of SSYRA (or Battle) books and SSYRA Jr. (Skirmish) books! Students who read and pass the test* for three of these books will be invited to the voting party in April and will receive a brag tag necklace. For each subsequent book read, an additional charm will be awarded. The SSYRA/Jr. Wall of Fame in the Media Center features students who have read at least 10 of the books. T-shirts are awarded to students who read all of the books! Those students reading all 15 will be also be recognized by the school at the last Top Cat assembly and on our W.E.S. Facebook page...and by the district prior to the Battle of the Books!**

Students who wish to be on the WES Battle of the Books team must try out. A rubric is used to choose the team. The criterion for participation includes the score on the try-out test, the average of SSYRA AR quizzes, the number of books completed, and teacher input. The team is made up of six members.

To  participate in the Skirmish competition, Kindergarten through 2nd grade students must read all 15 books and successfully pass the tests. The Skirmish is a spelling-bee style event consisting of questions about all of the books.

*Successful completion of the book means passing the AR quiz with a score of at least 70% for school-wide recognition. 

**For district recognition students must score at least 80% on the AR quiz.
Special Note: After completion of all 15 books, if a student has only one A.R. test score that falls below 70%, he/she may retake that one quiz. (This is for both SSYRA and Skirmish.)