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AVON – St. Agnes School in Avon congratulates its 2014-2015 Page Turners team on winning another First Place trophy for the school’s main hallway at the Regional Finals of the Genesee Valley Educational Partnership (GVEP) literature-based competition.
According to a press release from St. Agnes, teams from throughout the GVEP’s area compete in a round robin format with nearby schools, and division winners advance to a regional competition. St. Agnes won the right to attend the Regional’s for the sixth time on April 22.
Two teams of up to six students prepared to answer questions by reading the books on the official list of titles, which is prepared by a committee of coaches, teachers, and library specialists.
The St. Agnes Students participating in PageTurners read 14 books each semester. Meeting after school, with volunteer coaches Mrs. Kathy Ragan, Mrs. Tara Smith, and Ms. Maribeth Doyle, the children, from grades 4-6 discussed each book in depth, while preparing possible questions for the competition. St. Agnes School continues to shine in this yearly competition, which promotes teamwork, cooperation, and good sportsmanship, in addition to fostering a love of reading.
Page Turners is a competition for students in grades 4-6. Each semester teams are given a list of approximately 15 books which they need to read and learn about in order to answer tough questions during competition. This is a total of 30 books for the school year. The students need to know authors, illustrators, dates, chapter titles, first and last lines, vocabulary, story elements and chronological order of events. At the end of each semester the different schools gather, based on which area chapter they are affiliated with, and compete. After the spring competition each chapter sends its champion to the regional finals.
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