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    1. READING FAIR 2011 Mississippi Reading Fair Guidelines

    2. Physical aspects of Storyboards Storyboards should be constructed on a tri-fold project board (the same type used for science fairs) They should measure at least 30 H x 40 W and not exceed 36 x 48 Electrical cords will not be allowed due to the danger they create in aisles

    3. Allowable Items Models, shadowboxes, and illustrations that fit in the middle of the display are allowed (items should not hang over the edge of the table or be placed on the floor) Students may hold or wear items that coordinate with the project, if desired Items for the project are not to be alive, valuable, or dangerous

    4. Identifying Information Name of student(s), category and division, students grade level, homeroom teachers name, school and district name should be labeled o the back of the storyboard If identifying information is on the front, the student will be disqualified

    5. Divisions M-N Students in grades 4-12 have the opportunity to share their favorite non-fiction book All students deciding to do so are to compete in the Individual Category within their specified grade group

    6. Non-fiction The first component of non-fiction is genre. Genres of non-fiction can be identified by one single factor: the intent, or purpose of the writing

    7. Six Main Genre of Non-Fiction Instructional: describes how something is done or made Explanatory: tells what happened or how something works, with defined reasons Report: tells how things are or are discovered Discussion: looks at both sides of an idea and makes a decision Opinion: decides on a point-of-view and has reasons to support the view Relate: retells the information or events for an audience

    8. Fictional Books A story from a writers imagination 2 forms of fictional books Short story- can be read in one setting, and explores one topic Novel- has longer more complicated plot

    9. Fictional Books Four Main Components Plot- sequence of events within the story Characters- the people, animals, or imaginary figures within the story Setting- When and where the story takes place Theme- the main message of the story

    10. Special note on Fiction Biblical stories are considered fictional only when the characters are non-human and personifies (portrays) human characteristics (e.g., Veggie Tales)

    11. Story Elements Title Author Publisher and Publication Date Setting-place and time of story line Main Characters-only those important to the story line Brief Plot Summary- not a retelling of the story and what takes place Conflict- the problem of the story Solution or Resolution-how the problem is solved Authors Purpose-why the author wrote the story (to entertain, inform, persuade, or a combination) Tone or Mood- the tone affects the feelings of the reader or how the author wants to feel when reading the story

    12. Family Division Family Division projects should portray a book appropriate to the age of the child(ren). The child should be very knowledgeable about the books story elements and should have an active part in the construction of the display. If a group or family project has students in various grades, the project should be placed in the division of the oldest student.