Students at elementary and intermediate schools have been reading a lot this spring. They have been reading classic literature to contemporary award-winning books. The students then put their book knowledge to the test as they competed in Aldine ISD’s “Name That Book” reading competition.
The students’ job is to read 30 books during the school year for the upcoming games. The contest challenges kids to read the books and compete against other schools. They must test their knowledge of those books.
Students prepared for the contest by playing games to recognize sections and quotes from the selected books. The teams also discussed the genres of books, the personalities of the characters, and much more.
They also worked with a coach and learned how to work together as a team. The students then competed in teams to name the book based on a quote or statement and answer questions about the books.
The main goal of the annual contest is to enhance students’ experiences with books. This fun event exposes students to wonderful literature. It also helps improve their reading and comprehension skills.
During May, teams compete in elimination rounds until each campus has determined their top teams. Then the fun really begins. The top teams from each school battle it out to advance to the final rounds to determine who can most successfully “Name That Book.” Cindy Buchanan hopes this program helps turn students into avid readers. Buchanan (pictured at the very top with students) serves as program director of library services.
Worsham Elementary School won 3rd place in the K-2 Division.