posted at 10:28 am Wed Mar 24th, 2010 by (WherezIt_Staff)
A group of 4th-6th Graders at the Schoolhouse have been meeting since November, working their way through the DCF Master list of finalists for the prestigious award.
By April 9, they will be casting their vote in this Students' Choice Youth Fiction Award that has been the gold standard for children and youth's fiction for the last 50 years. At the end of April, the DCF Award will invite the winning author to speak with children at their annual conference and celebration in Stowe.
Using the tools they have learned in class, students have ranked each book in preparation for their vote.
Named by Eleanor Roosevelt as one of the ten most influential women in the United States, Dorothy Canfield Fisher (1879-1958) of Arlington, Vermont, was a committed educational reformer and social activists, and the author of 22 works of fiction and 18 nonfiction books on a wide range of subjects.
Students like those at the Schoolhouse, must read at least 5 books from the Master List presented by the award committee. They then vote as a group through their library or school. For details, see the DCF website at www.dcfaward.org.
The conference is April 30 at the Snowflake Inn in Stowe, Vermont. Voting is due April 9.
for more information contact: Liz Shayne at The Schoolhouse at 658-4164 or Shoshannah at firstname.lastname@example.org or 655-9630
Stowe, VT 05672 (Set as Local)
South Burlington, VT 05403 (Set as Local)