Third Grade

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Brian Jordan

Brian Jordan Reading Challenge

Every third grader in DCSS has been challenged by Brian Jordan, two-sport athlete and currently announcer for the Atlanta Braves on Fox Sports South, to meet their own individualized reading goal. Brian is also a children's author. Brian's goal is to improve student achievement in literacy by challenging, inspiring, and motivating third grade students in DCSS. Brian will visit students virtually and in person to congratulate them and reward their achievements. 

Students will be assessed throughout the challenge using STAR 360 Reading. Reading Practice Goals (point goals) will be set based on the scores from STAR and the expected reading time of 20 minutes per day. Students must score at least 85% percent on Accelerated Reader Quizzes for them to count toward their point goal during each marking period.


Student Rules:

  • Students choose books within their ZPD (Zone of Proximal Development) range.
  • Students may only quiz on books within their ZPD range.
  • Students may only take quizzes during the school day.
  • Students are to read books independently.
  • Students may not quiz on books that teachers read aloud, they have previously read, or on a movie version of the book.
  • Students may not use the book during testing.

Brian & Kai


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