The Big Read
January 23 - January 25
Grades: 1, 2 & 3 | Location: Chapel
The Big Read is a reading comprehension and retention team competition. To take part in The Big Read you are required to read all of the books listed for your grade. The reading may be done independently, parents may take turns reading pages with you, or your parents may share the books with the family by reading them aloud. The intent of The Big Read program is to encourage families to read together and to enjoy reading books with your friends. The full list can be found on the school website.
Before quizzing begins, you must bring in the list of books along with a parent signature showing that you have read the books. You can get a list of the books from our website. Keep track of your reading. After you have read all the books, bring your signed list to your teacher.
Not all of the books must be read by the beginning of school. Our school library has several copies of all of the books on the list. You will have time before quizzing to finish your reading, sign up for your team, quiz with team members, and plan your team name and costumes for the final event.
First through third graders, feel free to read your books this summer or wait until you have polished your reading skills before reading the books on your list. Remember, your quizzing is not until January.
Students who have read all books on their respective list form teams that compete in a Jeopardy-style event, answering questions based on their reading list. Each classroom teacher will decide how teams will be selected. Students may only form teams within their actual classroom. It is important after your team is formed to choose a name, practice quizzing and possibly have a team outfit. This is an optional non-graded activity; however, we encourage students to participate.