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Updated 12/16
by Ms. Holm

Round 2 Dates
In-School Competition: Monday, March 6

All-Schools Competition: Tuesday, March 14

Round 2 Books
Chasing Vermeer by Balliett

A Crooked Kind of Perfect by Urban

Eddie Red Undercover: Mystery on Museum Mile by Wells

The Magic Thief by Prineas

The Naked Mole-Rat Letters by Amato

Rain Reign by Martin

Rules by Lord

Rump: The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin by Shurtliff

The Thing About Georgie by Graff

5th Grade Reading Olympics
Reading Olympics is an optional enrichment activity for those who want a reading challenge. In this student-directed program, fifth-graders form teams of three to read nine Reading Olympics titles. They compete with other teams from their class by answering detailed questions about the books.

The winning team gets to represent Grace at an All-Schools Reading Olympics Competition with the winning 5th grade teams from the Oak Park and River Forest public schools, and several local private schools.

There are three rounds during the school year. Students may participate in any or all the rounds.

Helpful Forms
Participation Form
Round 2 Graph - Chart your or your team's progress

Helpful Links
Biblionasium - Complete the Challenge
Destiny Quest - Need a bookfrom our school library? Reserve it here

Learn the Titles & Authors

Tips for Doing Well in the Competition

  • The strongest teams have each member read all nine books.
  • Read the books more than once. You'll remember different details every time.
  • Look for unique, funny or touching events --these might make good Reading Olympics questions.
  • Remember --questions are written by teacher librarians. They want to have an entertaining competition. Funny incidents, library related events, music, etc. all can end up in questions.
  • Look for similarities and differences in the setting. Often you can figure out the answers by process of elimination. The time period can really help eliminate books.
  • Keep a list of characters and their descriptions. Names are usually not in the questions. The word "character" is used often in the questions.
  • Quotes are used in some Reading Olympic questions. Try to hear the tone of the writing.
  • Write questions for you and your team to quiz each other.
    Remember the authors' names.
  • Have fun!