Published on June 26, 2014
2 What is Readers ’ Cup? Throughout Term 3 all Year 9 boys and their English teachers will be involved in The Readers ’ Cup Competition. The Readers ’ Cup is a program to promote reading. The books that have been chosen are all interesting books by well-known authors. This competition is about introducing boys to some great books and authors. Hopefully this will lead to boys developing a lifelong love of reading. How does it work? All boys in Year 9 are organised into teams of four. Each team aims to read eight selected books. Individual boys may read as many of the books as they choose. Towards the end of Term 3, each class will hold heats during class time. The heats and the final competition will be in the form of a quiz about the eight books. During the heats the students will be asked a number of questions relating to each book and these questions will become progressively harder for the final competition. The two groups with the most correct answers in each class will progress through to the Readers’ Cup Final Competition at the end of Term 3 and will receive a prize. We encourage the boys to read as many books as they are able to - the more books that are read the better equipped the teams will be to answer the questions. The team with the most correct answers in the final competition will be the best group overall and will win some fantastic prizes. Prizes on offer include movie, iTunes and tuckshop vouchers, as well as other incentives throughout the term to encourage the boys to read. Students are encouraged to complete book reports as they finish each novel. These reports can be used for revision before the competition, but not during the competition.