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The Challenge

It's time to step up to the Term 3 2021 Reading Challenge!

Every form class in the Middle School will play the Bookopoly game by reading books. Each week the dice will be rolled and your class will be given a new square. Each student (and teacher) who completes the task will score points for their class. The class with the most points at the end will win a prize.

Most of the tasks involve reading a book. When you have completed this book you will fill out a brief survey on it. You must do this in order to earn points. Your survey links are below. Make sure you choose the right class!

You will be able to record your progress on your classroom wall chart. In addition you can see all the classes by visiting either the Middle School Library or the Centenary Library. 

All the information you need is on this page. If you do have questions please email or visit Ms Smith, Mrs Lusink or Ms Palmer. We are happy to help.

 

Bookopoly Reviews

Community Challenges

         Community Challenges

If you land on a Community Challenge, you have four options. Choose the one that you like most. When you have completed it, email a digital copy or photo of it to:

Years 5/6: vicki.palmer@brisbanegrammar.com

Years 7/8: dani.smith@brisbanegrammar.com

Make sure to include your name and class!

Here are your options:

1. Take a photo of yourself reading with a family member.

2. Read a book your parent recommends.

3. Make a poster that promotes reading.

4. Read a book that belongs to a sister or brother.

Endeavour Challenges

              Endeavour Challenges

If you land on an Endeavour Challenge, you have four options. Choose the one that you like most. When you have completed it, email a digital copy or photo of it to:

Years 5/6: vicki.palmer@brisbanegrammar.com

Years 7/8: dani.smith@brisbanegrammar.com

Make sure to include your name and class!

 

Here are the options:

1. Make a poster of your favourite book quote. You might want to use PowerPoint or Canva.

2. Make a bookish food. Take a photo of yourself with the dish or bring it in to share with the class.

3. Write a 180 character book review for the BGS Library Twitter feed.

4. Make a game about a book that can be played with your classmates.

     
   
     

 

The Challenge will last for 7 weeks.

Each Friday the dice will be rolled for each class. You will be told via the Monday Bulletin what square your class has for the upcoming week. 

For each square you are to find a book that matches the information on the board. 

Read the book!

Complete the survey form so you receive points. Make sure you choose your class's survey so you don't give your points to another class!

You do not have to complete the book in a week. Boys read at different rates. If you have not completed the book in the week, just keep reading it until you have finished it. You can complete the survey on it at any time during the Challenge. 

The more books you read, the more points you earn. 

Some boys may read 10 books, some may read 2. The idea is to encourage and support each other in your reading. Talk to each other for ideas about good books to read and share some of the stories you are reading.

Teachers can participate too!

 

Your first task

All good games have great player tokens. As a class decide on your token.

Be creative!

Create your token in PowerPoint. Make sure it includes your class name (eg 7C).

Once your token has been designed, email the ppt slide to Ms Palmer (Years 5/6) or Ms Smith (Years 7/8). 

They will be printed out to be placed on the game boards in your classroom and in the Libraries.

Sorting Hat Square

If you land on the Sorting Hat square you will need to find out which House you would join if you went to Hogwarts. Ask a friend to tell you which of the descriptions below most suits you.

"You might belong in Gryffindor, 

Where dwell the brave at heart.

Their daring, nerve and chivalry

Set Gryffindors' apart."

 

"You might belong in Hufflepuff,

Where they are just and loyal,

Those patient Hufflepuffs are true,

And unafraid of toil."

"Or yet in wise old Ravenclaw,

If you've a ready mind,

Where those of wit and learning,

Will always find their kind."

"Or perhaps in Slytherin,

You'll make your real friends,

Those cunning folk use any means,

To achieve their ends."

When you have this information you will need to read a book that matches with the colours below in some way. It could be that the cover is mainly one or both of the colours or that the word appears in the title. For example, you could read The Bronze Bow if you are in Ravenclaw.

Gryffindor : red and/or gold 

Ravenclaw :  blue and/or bronze

Slytherin : green and/or silver

Hufflepuff : yellow and/or black

INF Search

Search the catalogue


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How to find a book

How to find a book in your category

1. Ask a friend or a teacher if they can suggest a title.

2. Ask a Library staff member if they can suggest a title.

3. Do a Google search.

Time Warp

If you land on the Time Warp square, you must read a book that was published before you were born. This can be a non-fiction or fiction book. Watch the video below to learn how to check when a book was published

Train Squares

Hints for finding books for these squares.

You can browse the catalogue by genre or subject.

Train Away - look for a fantasy story.....dragons, witches, magic, ghosts...

Train Ahead - look for a science fiction or dystopian story...robots, destroyed planet, space...

Train Abroad - search for a country along with the word 'fiction'.....for example: France fiction

Train Along - search the catalogue using the word 'journey'.

You can always ask a friend, a teacher, a family member or your friendly Library staff!