At the beginning of the school year, the students were provided with a list of books and encouraged to read as many as possible. There are 12 books on the 3rd grade list. In order to participate in the school battles, 3rd grade students are required to read a minimum of 7 books. Students spend the majority of their time preparing independently for battle by reading as many books as they can on the book list. They then meet for a competition to answer questions about each book and the authors. Gigi's group (yellow) came in 2nd place! Good job Gigi and to your entire group for your reading comprehension! Reading makes you smarter!