Ambassador:An official representative or messenger.A person sent as the chief representative of his or her own government in another country. Merriam Webster – Word Central Online Dictionary
Reading AmbassadorAn official reading representative or reading messenger.A person sent into their classes as the chief representative of reading and the school library. Miss Nesi’s definitions
What Does It Take Anyway?Curiosity to read a variety of books on a number of subjects.Willingness to talk to classmates about what you have read.Ability to persuade others to read books you enjoyed reading.
What Are the Specific Requirements?Read at least 15 books including one book in each of five different Dewey categories.Write hooks for two different books, one fiction and one non-fiction.Return five “I read because…” postcards.Maintain a Reading Ambassador’s Passport.
What Do You Get for Doing All This?(It’s really not about prizes)You get smarter.You get fame in the building.You get to influence what others are reading.You will be recognized for helping to get your schoolmates hooked on reading.
So…Do You Think You Have What it Takes tobe a Reading Ambassador?Take some time to think about it.Let your L.A. Teacher know if you are interested.Only sign up if you intend to follow through on the requirements.
A Final Word from Miss NesiI need Reading Ambassadors to help me promote more of the books we have in our library. I cannot do this without your help. Become a Reading Ambassador!