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Page Turners

What is Page Turners?

Page Turners Team 2012-2013
Page Turners Team 2012-2013

Page Turners is a program developed and supported by the Genesee Valley Educational Partners

Page Turners is a literature-based 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.

Team Huddle
Team Huddle

Each school divides their main team up into 3 smaller teams. Teams 1 and 2 each contain 6 members, including a designated captain who formally answers most of the questions. Team 3 is comprised of the next generation of official competitors. All team members have the chance to be up on stage answering questions, but only the scores from the first two teams are counted in the competition.

At the end of the competition the scores are tallied up and the winner is announced. The cheers, smiles, and proud glances from teachers, coaches, and families, make the reading and preparation all worth it!!

 

St. Agnes School’s Page Turners Team

Here are a few more details about our program.

  • We generally meet twice a month after school from 2:00 – 3:30 pm.
  • There may be times when we meet at recess or during lunch as the competition gets closer.
  • The fee to participate is $25 per student / per semester. This covers the cost of snacks, a t-shirt, awards and books.
  • Since Page Turners is an after school activity, students must have a permission slip to participate.
  • Books are available to sign out.

If you would like to find out more about Page Turners, please contact our coaches via email or by phone.

 

Don’t Judge A Book By Its Cover

East Division Champs
East Division Champs

At first glance, you may think Page Turners is a lot of hard work. Well, you may be right, but it’s also a lot of fun. There is a great sense of accomplishment that comes from reading and retaining the material from the books you read. Students are encouraged to participate in writing questions for competitions. Writers benefit from evaluating and analyzing details of the literature.

These are some sample questions:

  • Who is described this way at the very beginning of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory: “A girl who chews gum all day long”?
  • Near what city was the first ground broken for the digging of the Erie Canal?
  • What do Bill Weasley’s siblings call his fiancé Fleur in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince?
  • In which of our titles would you find these locations: the Parade Grounds, The Morgue, and Piper’s House?
  • What does “diverged” mean in “The Road Not Taken” in the line “Two roads diverged in a wood”?

 

Page Turners – Results

The success of the St. Agnes Page Turners Program is a direct result of the hard work and dedication by our students, teachers, coaches and parents.

2016 – 2017 School Year
St. Agnes – Champions of Eastern Division – Chapter 1, Fall Competition
St. Agnes – Champions of Eastern Division – Chapter 1, Spring Competition
St. Agnes – Regional Finals Champions

2015 – 2016 School Year
St. Agnes – Champions of Eastern Division – Chapter 1, Fall Competition
St. Agnes – Champions of Eastern Division – Chapter 1, Spring Competition
St. Agnes – Regional Finals Champions

2014 – 2015 School Year
St. Agnes – Champions of Eastern Division – Chapter 1, Fall Competition
St. Agnes – Champions of Eastern Division – Chapter 1, Spring Competition
St. Agnes – Regional Finals Champions

2013 – 2014 School Year
St. Agnes – Champions of Eastern Division – Chapter 1, Fall Competition
St. Agnes – Champions of Eastern Division – Chapter 1, Spring Competition
St. Agnes – Regional Finals, 2nd Place

2012 – 2013 School Year
St. Agnes – Champions of Eastern Division – Chapter 1, Fall Competition
St. Agnes – Champions of Eastern Division – Chapter 1, Spring Competition
St. Agnes – Regional Finals Champions

2011 – 2012 School Year
St. Agnes – Champions of Eastern Division – Chapter 1, Fall Competition
St. Agnes – Champions of Eastern Division – Chapter 1, Spring Competition
St. Agnes – Regional Finals Champions

2010 – 2011 School Year
St. Agnes – Champions of Eastern Division – Chapter 1, Fall Competition
St. Agnes – Champions of Eastern Division – Chapter 1, Spring Competition
St. Agnes – Regional Finals, 2nd place (after 2 tie breaker rounds)

2009 – 2010 School Year
St. Agnes – Champions of Eastern Division – Chapter 1, Fall Competition
St. Agnes – Champions of Eastern Division – Chapter 1, Spring Competition
St. Agnes – Regional Finals Champions

2008 – 2009 School Year
St. Agnes – Champions of Eastern Division – Chapter 1, Fall Competition
St. Agnes – Champions of Eastern Division – Chapter 1, Spring Competition
St. Agnes – Regional Finals, 3rd place

2007 – 2008 (First year of program)
St. Agnes – Champions of Eastern Division – Chapter 1, Spring Competition