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Purpose of Reading Relays Challenge students to read a variety of literature. Challenge students to read a variety of literature. Build teamwork and responsibility.

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1 Purpose of Reading Relays Challenge students to read a variety of literature. Challenge students to read a variety of literature. Build teamwork and responsibility with peers Build teamwork and responsibility with peers Continue to develop good sportsmanship Continue to develop good sportsmanship Encourage students to develop and continue their love for reading Encourage students to develop and continue their love for reading

2 What Is It? An optional reading competition for fifth grade students. An optional reading competition for fifth grade students. Students will read “Reading Relay Books” and form a team to compete in the district competition in the spring. Students will read “Reading Relay Books” and form a team to compete in the district competition in the spring.

3 Reading Relays 5 th Grade Ankeny Schools

4 When Is It? Saturday, April 4, 2015 at Westwood Elementary Saturday, April 4, 2015 at Westwood Elementary Competition begins at 9:00 and usually ends by 12:00 Competition begins at 9:00 and usually ends by 12:00 Parents and friends are welcome to attend Parents and friends are welcome to attend Prizes are awarded to the top 3 teams Prizes are awarded to the top 3 teams

5 So You Want to Participate...Now What? Step 1: Form a Team Step 1: Form a Team Teams can be mixed across classrooms, but must be in the same building. Teams can be mixed across classrooms, but must be in the same building. Step 2: Think of a Team Name Step 2: Think of a Team Name Step 3: Divide up the List Step 3: Divide up the List The students will divide up the reading list of 24 books among their team and start reading! The students will divide up the reading list of 24 books among their team and start reading! Step 4: Practice, Practice, Practice Step 4: Practice, Practice, Practice Step 5: On April 4 participate in the competition at Westwood Step 5: On April 4 participate in the competition at Westwood

6 Team Information Each school will be able to send five teams to the competition. Each school will be able to send five teams to the competition. If there are more then five teams that form, individual schools will hold a preliminary round to determine which five teams will compete at the district level. If there are more then five teams that form, individual schools will hold a preliminary round to determine which five teams will compete at the district level. Teams competing at the district level will be determined by February 1st. Teams competing at the district level will be determined by February 1st.

7 What happens on the day of the competition? * Example Question: In what book does Louis decide to find Sam so he can go to school with him? Questions will alternate between two teams competing in a round. Questions will alternate between two teams competing in a round. All questions will require the complete, correct title of a book from the reading list as the answer. All questions will require the complete, correct title of a book from the reading list as the answer. * Example Question: In what book does Louis decide to find Sam so he can go to school with him?

8 What happens on the day of the competition? If you get it right you get 5 points, then you will be allowed 10 seconds to give the author’s last name. If you get it right you get 3 more points. If you get it right you get 5 points, then you will be allowed 10 seconds to give the author’s last name. If you get it right you get 3 more points. If a team answers incorrectly the other team will be given 10 seconds to “pick up” the 5 points by giving the correct title If a team answers incorrectly the other team will be given 10 seconds to “pick up” the 5 points by giving the correct title

9 Sample Bracket

10 Prizes All participants will receive a pencil, bookmark, and certificate of participation. All participants will receive a pencil, bookmark, and certificate of participation. Prizes will be awarded to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place teams Prizes will be awarded to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place teams The winning team’s school will receive the traveling trophy that is displayed for the year in the media center. Currently the trophy is at Ashland Ridge. The winning team’s school will receive the traveling trophy that is displayed for the year in the media center. Currently the trophy is at Ashland Ridge.

11 Reading Relay Books Artemis Fowl - Colfer Among the Hidden – Haddix Born to Fly – Ferrari Bud, Not Buddy – Curtis The Case of the Case of Mistaken Identity – Barnett City of Ember – DuPrau Fever 1793 – Anderson Free Baseball - Corbett The Giver – Lowry Hostage – Roberts The Lightning Thief - Riordan The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane - DiCamillo The Music of Dolphins – Hesse No Talking – Clements Number the Stars – Lowry One Handed Catch - Auch Orphan of Ellis Island – Woodruff Out of My Mind – Draper Rules – Lord Running Out of Time – Haddix Stormbreaker – Horowitz Theodore Boone Kid Lawyer - Grisham Umbrella Summer – Graff Wonder - Palacio

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