The Sunshine State Young Readers Award (SSYRA) Program is a statewide reading motivational program for students in grades Kindergarten through 8, sponsored by the Florida Department of Education (DOE) and Florida Association for Media in Education (FAME). The purpose of the SSYRA Program is to encourage students to read independently for pleasure and to read books that are on, above, and below their reading level in order to improve their reading fluency. Sunshine State books are selected for their wide appeal, literary value, varied genres, curriculum connections, and/or multicultural representation.
Wekiva Elementary is participating in the SSYRA Jr, Elementary and Middle School programs. SSYRA Jr
Students in grades Kindergarten through Grade 2 will read books on the junior list in their classrooms with their teachers. However, students in Grade 2 who meet the requirements can now earn rewards for reading the 5 early chapter books that are listed. These appear at the end of the SSYRA Jr list. SSYRA Elementary
Students in grades 3 through 5 will read books from the elementary list, and high readers can elect to read books from the middle school list. Students who meet the requirements can earn rewards for reading books from this list. Parents please note that it is important for you to preview any middle school books your child would like to read for appropriateness. We have some middle school titles in the Learning Commons, however we do not stock all titles. SSYRA Books
Sunshine Young Reader Jr booksSunshine Young Reader Elementary School booksSunshine Young Reader Middle School books
Please select a video below to view a quick teaser about the books in the program: