Enrichment Programs Reading Olympics Enrichment Programs

Reading Olympics

Grades 4 through 8

The goal of the Reading Olympics is to increase students' reading for enjoyment and increase reading skills. There are two nights of competitions. One is for the elementary level (Grades 4 and 5) and the other is for middle school (Grades 6, 7 and 8). Students collaborate with their teammates to read forty to fifty books that have been selected by a committee of librarians, reading specialists and classroom teachers. These professionals read the books and write questions which teams of students answer during the competition. The Olympics are primarily a celebration of reading rather than a contest. All participants are awarded ribbons. Since the teams generate much excitement about this event, the experience is rewarding for everyone involved.


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