Ready, Set…. Read! St Agnes’ 2016 Reading Relay

4/10/2016
Ready, Set…. Read! St Agnes’ 2016 Reading Relay
Ready, Set…. Read! St Agnes’ 2016 Reading Relay

On Thursday 1 September 2016, Year 7 students from St Agnes Catholic High School Rooty Hill participated in the school’s annual Reading Relay. 

Initiated in 2015, the relay involves students working in teams to read and summarise a set topic. With the topic for this year’s relay being ‘Australia’, students were required to read and analyse a paragraph about Australia, move to the other end of the room and provide a summary of what they read before tagging their teammate to complete the next paragraph.

St Agnes’ Literacy teacher Linda Hicks said the Reading Relay is an excellent way to make reading fun and interactive. 

‘We had overwhelmingly positive feedback from the students who participated in last year’s relay,’ Linda said. ‘It is a great way to get students excited about reading and to help engage them in literacy.’ 

Acting Principal Peter Regan said the event offers a varied learning experience for students. 

‘The Reading Relay is a perfect example of creativity meeting the classroom,’ Peter said. 

‘Reading and writing can often be two of the hardest skills we see students confronted with and yet they are two of the most valuable life skills.’

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Posted By Natasha Borg at 4/10/2016 12:14:48 PM
 
   
  
 

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