Reading Programs at the BCES Library

We no longer have AR in DISD. Our literacy committee is currently working on what direction we will take this year. This page will be updated with more information once we have the details.

Students will take an a new assessment test to determine current reading level. We will be able to convert that to the levels that are currently on the books. 

Tenacious Readers

This year at BCES, we are striving to be Tenacious Readers. Students who are tenacious readers push to understand tougher texts, to get stronger as readers, and to share with others about the great books they find. They stick with their books and help friends find amazing books.

We will kick off our program during September. Reading tags and other awards will be given to those who seek to be tenacious readers.

The 2 X 2 program is for Kinder-2nd grade. Because we also have the fabulous Battle of the Books program for those grades, I don't focus so much on these. We do have them in the library for those who are interested in reading them.

The Bluebonnet program is for students in 3rd and 4th grades. There are several components to this program. First and foremost, students must successfully test on the current Bluebonnet titles to be eligible for the incentives listed below.

  • Bluebonnet voting--Students who complete at least 5 Bluebonnets by the second Friday in January will get to participate in the statewide voting for the Texas Bluebonnet winner.
  • Bluebonnet Reading Tag--Students who complete at least 10 Bluebonnets by the last Friday in April will get a super reading tag for their key chains.
  • Bluebonnet Breakfast--Students who complete at least 15 Bluebonnets by the last Friday in April will be invited to attend the Bluebonnet Breakfast in May.
  • Bluebonnet Rumble--Students may register for the campus contest as a team of 5 or individually (will be placed on a team). Registration will close the Friday before Spring Break. Students must successfully test on at least 4 Bluebonnets before signing up for a team. The campus contest will take place in late March or early April. The winning team will advance to the district contest held in May.
  • The campus and district competition will only cover 15 Bluebonnet titles. Those are on the attached list.

We have a limited number of copies of each Bluebonnet. You may also check out the Bluebonnets from the public library or check them out through the Overdrive app using your smart device. The links below have info on using Overdrive.

Info for the Dickinson Public Library 

Info for the League City Public Library (Helen Hall)


There are videos of some Bluebonnets that students may watch. I recommend watching them at least two times unless the student also has the book to follow along.

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