Million Word Challenge

  • 4th & 5th Graders:

    Can YOU read a million words before the end of the school year???


    It will not be easy but it will not be as hard as you may be thinking :)


    Here are some numbers for you to think about:

    Diary of a Wimpy Kid:  Dog Days has 19,591 words

    Mark of Athena (Heroes of Olympus book) has 132,818 words!

    Judy Moody, Mood Martian has 15,920 words.

    Amelia Earhart, Young Aviator has 36,755 words

    What Was the First Thanksgiving? has 7,241 words

  can be done! 


    You will have to read EVERY day (at least a few pages!!)  Read things you enjoy--Fiction (mysteries, science fiction, fantasy, whatever) or Non-fiction (sports, science, history, biographies, whatever).  If the book you read has an AR test, we can find out how many words are in the book from AR.  If the book doesn't have an AR test, we will estimate how many words are in the book. 


    Everyone who wants to try to read a million words can keep track of the words they have read on their AR TOPS reports.  The bottom section shows totals for the entire school year of points earned AND NUMBER OF WORDS READ.    There will be a display set up in the library so you can have a visual of how you are doing.    If the book you have read does not have an AR test, bring it to me to look at.  I will quiz you on the book and estimate how many words I think are in the book and then record that on a Reading Log Sheet.  If your class does not do AR, then I will keep a Reading Log Sheet for you in a binder on my desk.  At the end of the school year, I will have a special treat for everyone who reaches 1,000,000 words!!

    READY?   Set.   GO!!!   Read!  Read!  Read!!!



    I can't wait for more   :)

    Jayda (Mrs. Reynolds' 5th Grade Class) - September 2018

    Madison (Mr. Vickery's 5th Grade Class) - October 2018

    Ayden (Mrs. Osborne's 4th Grade Class) - November 2018

    Ethan (Mrs. Gribble's 5th Grade Class) - November 2018

    Emma (Mrs. Fike's 4th Grade Class) - January 2019

    Molly (Mrs. Osborne's 4th Grade Class) - February 2019

    Darren (Mrs. Gribble's 5th Grade Class) - March 2019

    Tyler (Mr. Randolph's 4th Grade Class) - March 2019

    Gabriela (Mrs. Gribble's 5th Grade Class) - March 2019

    Cassiel (Mr. Randolph's 4th Grade Class) - March 2019

    Kara (Mr. Vickery's 5th Grade Class) - April 2019

    Katelyn (Mrs. Fike's 4th Grade Class) - April 2019




  • Do you believe it?



    Ayden (Mrs. Osborne's 4th Grade class) - January 2019

    Jayda (Miss Reynolds's 5th Grade class) - January 2019

    Madison (Mr. Vickery's 5th Grade class) - March 2019

    Ethan (Mrs. Gribble's 5th Grade Class) - March 2019

    Tyler (Mr. Randolph's 4th Grade Class) - May 2019


  • Three Million Words!!!!

    Is it possible???   YES!

    Awesome job!

    Our first 3 Million Word Reader is.......

    Ayden in Mrs. Osborne's class

    And our second 3 Million Word Reader is...

    Jayda in Ms. Reynold's class


    You rock!