Impact: Third-Grade Reading Challenge
1,653 students participate in the 2020 Third-Grade Reading Challenge
The "Sno-Isle Libraries Mega-Fun, Biblio-Trivia, Rockem-Sockem Third-Grade Reading Challenge" is a literary trivia program for students enrolled in public schools throughout Snohomish and Island counties. The program encourages children to have fun and enjoy reading while honing their literacy and teamwork skills.
Starting in the fall, students begin by reading six books chosen by Sno-Isle Libraries staff members for the challenge. The teams then test their knowledge in a quiz-bowl style game. The challenges start with in-school events and top scoring teams from each school go on to one of seven regional semifinal events. The top scorers from regionals move on to the finals.
The focus is on reading, but there are other important lessons that come with the reading challenge. These third-graders really have to work together as a team.
–Joy Feldman, Lead Librarian for Early Literacy at Sno-Isle Libraries
Why third grade?
Research shows that reading ability in third grade can be a tipping point for later academic and life success. Students not reading at grade level are less likely to finish high school which may have consequences later in life.
2020 Selected Books
- Bookmarks are People Too! by Henry Winkler
- Dragons and Marshmallows by Asia Citro
- Juana & Lucas by Juana Medina
- Life According to Og the Frog by Betty Birney
- The Mysterious Moonstone by Eric Luper
- Wedgie & Gizmo by Suzanne Selfors