First Time Ever – Reading Rally!

Just what is Reading Rally you ask?! Reading Classic was a literacy event sponsored by the Nebraska State Reading Association. Sadly, last year the Reading Classic competition came to an end.

Under the guidance of Annette Weise from ESU 5, the local ESU 5 Schools have started Reading Rally. Reading Rally will have two different divisions – Grades 3-4 and Grades 5-6. Reading Rally’s goal is to promote a love of reading. Schools within the ESU 5 area have formed lists of books for the two divisions. These lists have been offered to students at Jefferson Intermediate.

There are many wonderful books. The ESU 5 Schools selected Golden Sower, Newberrys, Caldecotts, and other award-winning books for the Reading Rally lists.

Students that make the team will meet weekly for meetings as provided in the schedule below. At practice, students bring questions that they have written about the books they have read. We practice these questions; along with other questions about the books on the lists. Practices are a time to talk about the books we are reading and to practice for the real competition.

The competition will be held on April 17 at ESU 5. We are still working on the times. There will only be one competition with ESU 5 Schools this year.

Grades 3-4
Grades 5-6

The first meeting will be Tuesday, November 29, 2022, at the Jefferson Intermediate Library. The meeting will begin at 3:25 and end at 4:00. We will review the expectations of being part of this team. Student/Parent Contracts will be given and must be returned by December 6, 2022. Ready Rally practice question forms will be available for students.

I look forward to working with Jefferson Intermediate’s students in our first year with Reading Rally!

Cara Simpson
Media Specialist
csimpson@fairburyjeffs.org

Practice Schedule

The scheduled practices will be as follows:

Tuesday, December 6, 2022 3:25 – 4:30
Tuesday, December 13, 2022 3:25 – 4:30

Tuesday, January 17, 2023 3:25 – 4:30
Tuesday, January 24, 2023 3:25 – 4:30
Tuesday, January 31, 2023 3:25 – 4:30

Tuesday, February 7, 2023 3:25 – 4:30
Tuesday, February 21, 2023 3:25 – 4:30
Tuesday, February 28, 2023 3:25 – 4:30

Tuesday, March 14, 2023 3:25 – 4:30
Tuesday, March 21, 2023 3:25 – 4:30
Tuesday, March 28, 2023 3:25 – 4:30

Tuesday, April 11, 2023 3:25 – 4:30
Tuesday, April 17, 2023 Ready Rally Competition ESU 5 Beatrice

 

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