Global Reading Challenge 2018

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Get the permission form! (Due Nov. 15th)


This year, Decatur’s 4th and 5th graders have the option to participate in the Global Reading Challenge sponsored by Seattle Public Library! 4th and 5th grade students will be introduced to the Global Reading Challenge when their class comes to the library in November.

The program is similar to “Battle of the Books”: teams of seven students read 10 books representing a wide variety of reading levels. The program encourages children to have fun and enjoy reading. After reading the books, students take part in a “Quiz Bowl” game to determine the winner for the city of Seattle. Working with their team, students answer specific, fact- and content-based questions about the books.

 Following are Global Reading Challenge objectives:
* Promote a love of reading 
* Introduce children to a wide variety of literature and multicultural reading materials
* Encourage reading for retention 
* Encourage group activities and team work while having fun!
* Provide a positive experience between children, librarians, teachers, parents and books

On February 2nd, a Seattle Public Librarian will moderate Decatur’s in-school challenge. One Decatur team will advance to the all-school challenge on March 6th at SPL’s downtown library. From there, two teams from two different schools will compete in the City Finals at SPL’s downtown library on March 21st.

In order to participate, students must return a permission form to the Decatur library by Nov. 13th.

Dates to remember:

November 13th: return permission form to the Decatur library. November 17th: teams posted outside of the Decatur library.
February 2nd (9:30-10:30,a.m.): in-school challenge at Decatur
March 8th (10:30 a.m.): Semi Final – SPL Central library.
March 20th (7:00 p.m.): City Final – Microsoft Auditorium, Level 1, Central Library


Check Out this Year’s Books on the SPL site!