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Read Wherever You Are


By Branksome Hall Asia Library Team


As part of the Academic Enrichment program in Junior School, Branksome Hall Asia library offers students from Grade 2-5 the chance to participate in the 40 Book Reading Challenge.  Students who sign up are enrolled in a special class on Seesaw where they record their reading and complete different activities.

At each level of the challenge, students read 10 books, identify two learner profile attributes for each book, choose different comprehension activities and complete a genre activity. Examples of activities include creating a character map, making a comic strip or a video trailer to encourage others to read the book, or making a mini dictionary with definitions of new vocabulary from one of the books they read.

Once the students have read 40 books they receive a certificate and a clan tag.  Students then have the option to stop or carry on to level 5 and beyond.

More than 150 students have signed up for the 40 Book Challenge this year. At a recent Junior School Assembly, 32 students received 40 Book Challenge certificates, with 6 also receiving certificates for completing the 80 Book Challenge and 3 students received 100 Book Challenge certificates.

To keep the reading buzz going, there was a Book Fair provided by English Book Town held in the School Center from 7th to 9th December.  Students and staff from across the school were able to visit the fair and purchase a great selection of books to enjoy over the winter break.

Students in Middle School are invited to join the "Read Where You Are" promotion over the winter break, where they can post pictures of themselves reading books from their year-long Reading Challenge list.  Details can be found in Middle School English classrooms and on the Library Instagram account.