The goal of the Reading Olympics is to increase students’ reading for enjoyment and increase reading skills. Students collaborate with their teammates to read books that have been selected by a committee of librarians, reading specialists and classroom teachers. These professionals read the books and write questions which teams of students answer during the competition. The Olympics are primarily a celebration of reading rather than a contest. All participants are awarded ribbons. Since the teams generate much excitement about this event, the experience is rewarding for everyone involved.
The program is open to all 4th grade students.