Each year, the Golden Sower Committee in Nebraska nominates 10 books in 3 different categories for children to read and vote for. The award is called the Golden Sower Award and only students may vote (no adults)!
In kindergarten, the Golden Sower nominees will be read as part our Media Skills classes, and students will vote after we have finished reading all 10 nominees.
In grades 1-3, the basket of nominees will spend about 2 weeks in each classroom for teachers and students to read. Students will vote before the basket moves to the next class.
In grades 3-5, students may vote in the chapter book category if they have read at least 4 of the nominees. Classroom teachers will often read a couple of the nominees aloud in class, and there will be multiple copies available for students to check out to read on their own. Voting will take place in April.
We encourage students to read all 10 - students who do will be eligible to compete on the Abbott Golden Sower Quizbowl Team!
Golden Sower Club - This club is open to 4th and 5th graders and usually begins meeting in January to discuss and participate in activities involving the 11 different chapter book nominees for this school year's Golden Sower Chapter Book Nominees. (Times and Dates TBD)
Abbott Quiz Bowl Team - This extension of the Golden Sower Club provides 4th and 5th grade students who have read 10 Chapter Book Nominees to compete in teams against other Millard elementary students. To be a member of our team, you must read ALL 10 books and receive a passing score on 10 quizzes posted below by March 1st. (You may use the book and have two chances if needed.) This will allow our team groups to be formed and be prepared in advance of the competition which will be held after school in April at Harvey Oaks Elementary.
Click on the Book Title to Access the Quiz:
Letters from Cuba by Ruth Behar
Every Missing Piece by Melanie Conklin
The Silver Arrow by Lev Grossman
The Lion of Mars by Jennifer L. Holm
Stella by McCall Hoyle
Twins by Varian Johnson
Clues to the Universe by Christina Li
The Incredibly Dead Pets of Rex Dexter by Aaron Reynolds
The Million Dollar Race by Matthew Ross Smith
The List of Things that Will Not Change by Rebecca Stead
Brave Like That by Lindsey Stoddard