It’s time for Global Reading Challenge! Every year, 4th and 5th graders from Seattle Public Schools participate in this fun team reading challenge presented by The Seattle Public Library.
- Promotes a love of reading
- Introduces kids to multicultural viewpoints
- Helps kids retain more of what they read
- Fosters group activities and teamwork
What is Global Reading Challenge?
This citywide program is a collaborative effort between The Seattle Public Library and Seattle Public Schools. Students form teams of 7 and read 10 books, then take part in a trivia competition, answering questions about the books. The competition determines the winning team for the City of Seattle.
What is the commitment for students?
Participating students will be assigned to a team of up to 7, with varying reading abilities. The team decides if they will all read every book, or become experts on one or two titles. The team members come together to create an effective strategy for competition. It is important not to drop out, because your team needs you. Most of the reading will need to be done outside of school hours.
What is the timeline?
Challenge starts November 1. Teams compete in their schools Jan 27 – Feb 14 (exact date to come). Advancing teams compete against other schools at the semifinals in early March (exact date to come). The City Final will be on March 24, 2020 at the Downtown library.
If you think this is a program your child would enjoy please talk to him/her about picking up a permission slip from the library. Permission slips are due by Nov. 8th. Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org .