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2016 “Finish Strong” Reading Challenge

finish lineYou started the school year full of vim and vigor.  Now, let’s finish it strong.

During the next six weeks, take the challenge.  Read!

Readings are inspired by Thomas C. Foster’s bestselling book How to Read Literature Like a Professor.  Participants will read short selections from Shakespeare, the Bible, and Greek mythology as well as one novel from the list below.

Stop by the library and get started today. Students who complete the challenge are invited to bring a friend to a pizza lunch in the library on May 17, the last Tuesday of the school year.

Take the challenge.  Finish strong.



The Bible

Greek Mythology

  • Gods, Men, and Monsters : Enter the world of ancient Greece where gods and godesses interferred in human affairs, causing no end of trouble.
  • Favorite Greek Myths :  These stories are retellings of the Roman poet Ovid’s stories in which gods and mortals change into different shapes and forms.


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  1. 6 Comment(s)

  2.   By beth on Feb 22, 2017 | Reply

    guess i give a try…

  3.   By beth on Feb 22, 2017 | Reply

    guess i give a try…….

  4.   By trey on Feb 22, 2017 | Reply

    i find this very interesting

  5.   By Mr. Alec on Feb 22, 2017 | Reply

    I think this is pretty cool. You read parts of great writings, then get to enjoy pizza, then the school year is over. Pretty cool idea.

  6.   By daniel reutov on Feb 22, 2017 | Reply

    This is interesting to read. In language Arts we are reading a Shakespeare play, Romeo and Juliet.

  7.   By Librarian on Feb 23, 2017 | Reply

    Shakespeare has a had a tremendous impact on modern writing. We have two really good books of Shakespeare’s plays written as stories. The author is Leon Garfield. Look for them in the fiction books under FIC GAR. Many people find them easier to read than the play format.

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