OLMC LIBRARY Readers Cup

An exciting new reading challenge for Years 7 and 8 will be held in the last weeks of Term Two.

Novels for Years 7 and 8 include Sally’s story, Parvana, Holes, Sprite Downberry, Bridge to Wiseman’s Cove and a choice of literature circle novels. Students in groups of four will compete in a quiz based on their knowledge of the books and make a presentation which will be judged. The emphasis is on enjoyment of the books, not memory.

We will be use the smart board clickers for the quizzes which will be conducted during library reading lessons and students will be asked to make a PowerPoint presentation on the featured novels which will be converted to a book trailer.


We encourage students to start reading their novels over the holidays.

Readers Cup


To be held in term two for Years 7 and 8

Novels

For Year 7

* Sally’s story
  • Pavanna
  • And their Literature Circle Novel
For Year 8

  • Holes
  • Sprite Downberry
* Bridge to Wisemans Cove

And a choice of

  • Little Brother
  • Market Blues
  • Across the Barricades
  • Skin I’m in
  • Face
  • The Bully
  • Tomorrow when the war began


We will be use the smartboard clickers to ask questions of each novel.

Year 7s will be asked to make a powerpoint presentation on either Sally’s Story or Pavanna.
Heats:
We will be use the smartboard clickers to ask questions of each novel. Quiz will take place in Library lessons

Year 7s will be asked to make a powerpoint presentation on either Sally’s Story or Pavanna.
Year 8s will be asked to make a powerpoint presentation on either Holes, Sprite Downberry or Bridge to Wisemans Cove.

Presentations will be converted to booktrailers.

Student teams in Year 7 & 8 complete their sections quizzes. There is one quiz for each book as well as a combined quiz containing a number of questions from every book. There is no requirement to read all books and complete all quizzes or to take them in any particular order.
How might the Cup be different from
normal Readers' Cups?
The emphasis is on enjoyment of the books, not memory. Open-book collaborative responses to the quizzes are desirable. Our aim is to provide a multitude of 'teachable moments' as you work through this year’s shortlist with your students. Teachers with limited access to ICT facilities (eg. poor bandwidth or only one classroom computer) will be able to compete on equal terms.
The Prizes:
The main prizeis the glory
The main prizeis the glory
Well... the main prize is the GLORY!

And what about the prize that EVERY team gets? ... the fun of reading and discussing all these great books!