Reading Team 2011

For the fourth year in a row, librarian Nancy Brady and her student worker Risa Joab have organized a program of readers known as The Reading Team.  Each year the number of team members has increased and this year more than 105 children from grades 2-6 have joined.  Members agree to read at least 3 books of their own choosing and write short reviews about them during the “workout” season which lasts about 6 weeks.  The apparent goal of this program is to encourage our students to read and write.  But just as important is the goal of acknowledging the reading that our students are doing and to create a forum to share their excitement about what they read with each other.  Participation in the team also provides students a chance to learn that they can set goals and achieve them.  Students also learn that practicing can make tasks easier to do.  The quality of their reviews continues to improve.

The forum is the “wall” of reviews that grows daily and serves as tangible evidence of the volume of reading our school can create. As would be expected from our numbers, there are now more than 400 reviews posted in the library hallway.  We all like to see how many people, students and adults alike, have stopped to read and enjoy the reviews. We know the Reading Team wall spurs children to seek out books that others have enjoyed.

Reading Team Wall 01Reading team Wall 02

I have attached the list of all of the titles that were read and reviewed this year – all 401 of them!  The rating given by the reader is listed on a scale of 1-4.  If more than one child read and reviewed the book, that information is included as well.  Take a look.

pdf Reading Team Book List 2011 (PDF)

Reading team - Group GReading team

Last year Group G had an enthusiastic discussion about the Reading Team. As a result, this year Group G is creating a team cheer to conclude our celebration.  We are also considering having a mascot for our team.  This year we have two new logos designed by Emilia Tamayo and Lilah Redonnet. We love that the kids are so invested and also eager to make the team even better every year.  Their energy is contagious and compelling.

When it comes to reading, the Campus School is fortunate to have both a well-stocked library and a school bursting with eager readers!


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