The purpose of the competition is to provide students in grades K-12 the opportunity to share their favorite fictional book through a project/storyboard display. With the implementation of the Mississippi College and Career Readiness Standards (MS CCRS) for English Language Arts and Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects, a new emphasis has been placed on student mastery of the skills and concepts necessary to read complex texts at each grade level, write texts using evidence, and participate in collegial discussions about texts. MS CCRS also places value on reading both literary and informational texts. In support of the MS CCRS, the goal of the Mississippi Reading Fair is to enhance and encourage reading at all grade levels and to allow students to collaborate with their peers. As a result of participating in this process, students will experience a deeper enjoyment from reading and develop a lifelong love of reading.
There are two levels of competition: school and district. Only first place winners in each division proceed to the next round of competition. The district fair is January 31, 2020.
These guidelines have been established to create a uniform procedure and provide resources for school, district, and regional level reading fairs.