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Elementary Reading Curriculum

Bellingham Public Schools has adopted Benchmark Literacy as the elementary reading curriculum.


The school library program supports student learning by using books from the following state lists.

Kindergarten through 2nd Grade – Washington Children’s Choice Picture Book Award (Website)

2nd and 3rd Grade – Otter (Our Time to Enjoy Reading) Award (Website)

3rd Grade – The Towner Non-Fiction Award (Website)

4th and 5th Grade – The Sasquatch Competition – District supported “Battle of the Books” (Website)