Reading Fair

Dear Parents,

I am excited to announce Milam’s Reading Fair competition will be October 25. This fair provides students the opportunity to spotlight a favorite book through a storyboard or digital media display. The goal of the Reading Fair is for students to express their enjoyment of reading by creating a project that allows them to share a favorite book whether individually or with friends.

All storyboards or digital media presentations that are being entered in the competition must be completed and submitted to your ELA teacher by Friday, October 19. Judging will be held on October 25 at 8:00 a.m. You may begin purchasing storyboards next week at school.The cost is $2.00 for a storyboard. (See Mrs. Sheffield if you need help purchasing a board.) You are welcome to provide your own board.Please return the form below with the money if you plan to order a storyboard.

This packet includes some guidelines for participation. To view the state’s complete guidelines, visit I am so excited to see the creative entries that students will submit!

Mrs. Sheffield

Divisions available for students:

*INDIVIDUAL: Literary Fiction Category:

Division E- 6th-8th Grade

*INDIVDUAL: Informational Nonfiction Texts Category:

Division H- 6th-8th Grade

*GROUP: :Literary Fiction Category:

Division K- 6th-8th Grade

The following is required for the fiction storyboard or digital media project:

  • Title
  • Author
  • Publisher and Publication date
  • Plot Summary
  • Main Characters
  • Setting
  • Conflict
  • Solution or Resolution
  • Copyrighted materials sources listed

The following is required for the non-fiction storyboard or digital media project:

  • Title
  • Author
  • Publisher and Publication date
  • Type of Informational Text
  • Text Summary
  • Graphic Organizer
  • Student Connections
  • Author's Purpose
  • Copyrighted materials sources listed

*For more information, look at the state guidelines at

Put on BACK of the storyboard:


Teacher and Grade

District (TPSD)

Division (listed above)

  • The first place winner of each category division at the local level will advance to the district level. TPSD’s District Reading Fair is November 14th at the Civic Auditorium at TMS. District Reading fair winners in each division will advance to the Regional Reading Fair in Oxford at Lafayette High School on January 26, 2019. The first place regional winner in each category will advance to the State Reading Fair, which will be conducted on February 26, 2019 at the MS School for the Deaf in Jackson, MS.
  • Storyboards should be constructed on a tri-fold project board measuring 36”H x 48”W. Boards that do not meet the size requirements will be disqualified, even if they proceed to the State Reading Fair. Boards are available for purchase at school for $2.00.
  • No live animals or electrical cords may be used on the display.
  • Students submitting a digital media project must provide their own iPad or laptop. Device should be charged and cannot be plugged in during judging. Digital media projects must adhere to a 3 minute time limit.
  • Storyboards should be colorful and interesting. Models, shadowboxes, and illustrations that fit in the middle of the display are allowed. The total project should not exceed the width or depth of the standing display board (approximately 36”W x 14”D of table space).
  • No items should hang over the edge of the table or be placed on the floor. However, students may hold or wear items that coordinate with the project, if desired.
  • Items on the boards may be handwritten or typed.
  • If a group project has students in various grades, the project should be placed in the division of the oldest student. Each student is limited to participating in only one project.Each group project is limited to 3 participants.
  • Throughout the project the judges will be looking for the following: creativity, quality of project, thoroughness of written information, interest evoked, neatness, and is the project easily understood.