OIS reading diploma - Kirjastoreitti - Oulun kaupunki

Oulu International School

Reading diploma

It is possible to complete a reading diploma in the schools of Oulu. This is optional, but it is a great opportunity to show engagement with reading. The willingness to complete the diploma is to be discussed with teacher, or another adult if there is no such teacher in the school to assist the student with the reading diploma. The diploma can thus be completed even at home with parents.

Completing the reading diploma improves reading skills and enthusiasm towards reading. The reading diploma also introduces children and youth to the sphere of quality literature. Diverse reading improves improves also study skills and increases an individual's vocabulary. Reading fiction is particularly good in increasing your reading skills. It also helps to improve emotional and social skills. Good reading skills can only be achieved by reading in multitude.

Primary school

Every primary school year has its own reading diploma, during which 6 books are to be read. In OIS reading diploma you choose three books from the list of books in Finnish and three books in English. You can also read some other book of your choice that fits one of the categories. You can also read additional books in your own language. To arrange this, you can talk with your teacher. You can find more English books from the OIS school library.

Once the student has completed the diploma for each of the six years and has read a total of 36 books, they will me granted me Master reader -diploma for primary years.


Diplomas for students

The reading diplomas should be printed out to special paper and given out to the students. The information in the diploma can be written by hand or with a computer.

 

1st grade

2nd grade

3rd grade

4th grade

5th grade

6th grade

Secondary school

Read 6 books during the academic year. You can choose three books from the list of books in Finnish and three books from the list of books in English. Choose the books from the eleven categories so that only one book from each category is present in each year’s reading diploma.

You can also read some other book of your choice that fits one of the categories. To arrange this, you can talk with your teacher. You can find more English books from the OIS school library. You can also read two additional books in your own language.

You will also need to talk about the method of completing the task. The teacher will give out the diploma exercises at school explaining what your task is. You find example tasks from secondary school diploma booklet.

Once you have completed the reading diploma for each academic year of middle school and read a total of 18 books, you will receive the secondary school reading diploma.


Diplomas for students

The reading diplomas should be printed out to special paper and given out to the students. The information in the diploma can be written by hand or with a computer.

 

7th grade

8th grade

9th grade

 

Primary school materials Primary school materials

English book list for primary school (grades 1-6)

Finnish book list (1-6)

Tasks - primary school

Diploma booklet 1.-2. grades

Diploma booklet 3.-4. grades

Diploma booklet 5.-6. grades

The Master Reader diploma The Master Reader diploma

The Master Reader diploma is granted to a student who has, during the primary school years, completed a reading diploma on each of the six academic years, and introduced themselves to multitude of different categories of l

Teachers can order printed Master Reader diplomas from school library's information specialist: helena.valtakorpi (at) ouka.fi  

If you want to list all the books for the Master Read diploma, fill the read books form and print it.

Secondary school materials Secondary school materials

English book list for secondary school (grades 7-9)

Finnish book list (7-9)

Diploma booklet for secondary school (including tasks)

The Secondary School Reading Diploma The Secondary School Reading Diploma

The Secondary School Reading Diploma is granted to a student who has, during the middle school years, completed the reading diploma on each of the three years, and introduced themselves to multitude of different categories of literature.

Teachers can order printed Secondary School Diploma from school library's information specialist: helena.valtakorpi (at) ouka.fi  

If you want to list all the books for the Master Read diploma, fill the read books form and print it.