Regional, district Name That Book competitions set for March 26

March 7, 2019

Regional, district Name That Book competitions set for March 26
Spectators look on as Roy Garcia (right), CFISD associate superintendent of school administration and leadership development, asks questions to the teams in the finals of the Name That Book contest in February 2018. The 2019 event will take place on March 26 at 5:30 p.m. at the Berry Center.

March 7, 2019—Hundreds of third-, fourth- and fifth-grade students across CFISD will compete in the book knowledge competition, Name That Book, on March 26 at the Berry Center (8877 Barker Cypress Road).

Students form teams and read from a list of 100 books chosen by CFISD librarians encompassing a wide variety of genres. Competitors are encouraged to read as many books as possible as the mission of the Name That Book program is to foster a lifelong love of reading.

The program culminates annually with a series of contests to celebrate the students’ comprehensive knowledge of the selected books.

Regional competitions will begin at 5:30 p.m. at the Berry Center, while the district competition with the final remaining teams will begin at approximately 6:30 p.m. Admission is free to all guests.

“I continue to be amazed at the hard work and collaboration of the students involved with Name That Book,” Diane Garland, assistant director of curriculum and instruction. “It is not an easy contest but the students are so excited to share their knowledge of the books that they have read, that it is contagious for those of us standing on the sidelines. I hope they never lose that excitement.”

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