Global Reading Challenge for Fourth and Fifth Graders
What is the Global Reading Challenge?
The Global Reading Challenge is sponsored by the King County Library System. Thirty fourth and fifth grade students compete in five teams of six students to read and master the content of six books chosen by King County Librarians. Students meet with Mrs. Middleton one day a week starting Monday, November 4 during lunch recess.
- Click here for this year’s books.
- King County Librarians Demonstrate How the GRC Competition Works
Writing Global Reading Challenge Questions
The power of the Global Reading Challenge is watching students: gain confidence in their reading, listen and interact with each other to see how strong readers employ literacy strategies, and create new friendships across grade levels. A few considerations:
- Take your time to read your book thinking deeply about the text.
- As you read your book, write questions for the book.
- You will learn about the different types of questions at our GRC meetings. The question types are identical to the ones that are used by the King County Librarians at the official Global Reading Challenges. Each week you will have more types of questions to choose from.
- Your goal is to write 5-10+ questions about each book BEFORE you turn the book in.
- You can write questions from home, school, or at our GRC meetings.
- You can write questions for a book you already turned in by sharing books with your teammates at GRC meetings.
- Take the time to write questions and help your team. It will deepen your own knowledge of the book. Turning in your book without writing questions is not helpful to your team or yourself.
The links below are examples of questions from last year. I will print them off for our meeting.