Lit­er­a­ture quiz tests stu­dents knowl­edge

Matamata Chronicle - - Your Paper, Your Place - JES­SICA WAL­TON, MATA­MATA IN­TER­ME­DI­ATE

‘‘Ev­ery­one in­volved had great fun, and it was a nice change from tra­di­tional class­room learn­ing.’’

Once a month a stu­dent from Mata­mata In­ter­me­di­ate will be writ­ing a re­port, de­tail­ing the school high­lights from the month. First, we in­tro­duce room 1 stu­dent Jes­sica Wal­ton, with her re­port from the lit­er­a­ture quiz.

The an­nual Mata­mata In­ter­me­di­ate Lit­er­a­ture Quiz is an af­ter­noon where stu­dents broaden their un­der­stand­ing of books.

Stu­dents from ev­ery class worked in teams of four to an­swer questions based on books and char­ac­ters.

Cat­e­gories had 10 questions each, con­sist­ing of Dr Seuss, Lat­est and Great­est, Telling Tales, Sports of Sorts, and Mon­key Busi­ness.

Each cor­rect an­swer is worth one point, and the team with the most points at the end of the round wins a book from the prize ta­ble.

The Lit­er­a­ture Quiz is de­signed to get stu­dents en­thused about read­ing, and to im­prove their knowl­edge of books in gen­eral. The com­pe­ti­tion also gets the au­di­ence in­volved with questions for them and spot book prizes in be­tween cat­e­gories.

Ev­ery­one in­volved had great fun, and it was a nice change from tra­di­tional class­room learn­ing. Mrs McLenna has been or­gan­is­ing this event for stu­dents for ten years, and we hope it will con­tinue for many years to come.

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