Bucks County Reading Olympics
Our schools have Reading Olympic Teams that participate in the annual Bucks County Reading Olympics Competition. Students read from a list and answer questions as a team to earn points.
“Since 1993, the Reading Olympics has been motivating students in Bucks County to read and discuss books. The purpose of this event is to encourage children to read more than they currently do, to read a greater variety of books, and to enjoy the excitement of reading and talking about books. The team format encourages students to share the challenge of reading the selection of books with their friends.” (BCIU 22)
The Bucks County Reading Olympics reading lists are an excellent resource. These annually updated lists are posted on the BCIU website. There are lists for Elementary, Middle or Jr High and Senior High. You do not need to participate in RO to use their lists.
For the 2015-2016 school year, 5th and 6th grade students will compete at the BCIU Elementary Reading Olympics Competition and read books from the Elementary Reading Olympics Book List. Our 7th and 8th grade students will compete at the Middle School BCIU Reading Olympics and read books from the BCIU Reading Olympics Middle School List.
For more information contact your school's Library Media Specialist or Literacy Specialist.