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MOBC Reading Incentive Guidelines


The Reading Incentive Program is sponsored by the Educational Support Team of Mount Olive Baptist Church.  Students who successfully complete the 9-week program will earn awards detailed in the Awards section below.

The selected books for the program are African-American inspired, with the following targeted objectives:

  1. Actively engage students in the reading process,
  2. Spark or renew students’ interest in reading, and
  3. Motivate students to not simply learn to read, but to experience the joy of reading to learn.

Mount Olive Baptist Church students in grades K-12 are eligible to participate.

The reading program will begin MONDAY, MARCH 8, 2021 and end MONDAY, MAY 10, 2021.

Click on your grade-level to locate the appropriate book list and to access the following links:

  • Registration
  • Reading Log
  • Reading Comprehension Report
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  1. Students must complete a minimum of ten hours (600 minutes) of recreational, non-school related reading during the program period. Submissions will not be accepted after midnight, Monday, May 10, 2021.
  2. Students should select books from the appropriate grade-level book list. 
    Books from the Book List are accessible at your public and school libraries. If you are unable to obtain books from the list, you may substitute a comparable African-American authored or African-American inspired book.
  3. Students should read on their own; however, parents may occasionally read to younger students.
  4. Students are not limited to a maximum number of books, but a minimum of two (2) books must be read. 

To capture a record of students’ reading and to assess their understanding of what was read, the following During Reading and After Reading steps must be completed:

During Reading
: The student will submit a Reading Log after each reading session until a book has been read in its entirety.  A reading session must be a minimum of 15 minutes. Each entry requires a parental e-signature, as well as a barcode registration number for verification.  This barcode number will be assigned upon registration.

After Reading:
After a book has been read in its entirety, the student will submit his/her final Reading Log AND complete and submit a Reading Comprehension Report. If you have any questions about the submission process, please email the following grade-level representative:

Students who successfully meet the reading requirements and reporting and submission criteria, having read a minimum of 600 minutes, will receive a

  • Certificate of completion,
  • Mount Olive Book Club t-shirt, and
  • $25 Grubhub gift card

Students who do not meet the reading requirements and reporting and submission criteria, having read a minimum of 300 minutes, will receive a

  • Certificate of participation and
  • Mount Olive Book Club t-shirt

Students who read less than 300 minutes will receive a

  • Certificate of participation

To participate in the Reading Incentive Program, please complete and submit the online registration form by FRIDAY, MARCH 5, 2021 at 5:00 PM.  Retain the barcode registration number for electronic submissions.