The GCISD Reads initiative is designed to build a love of reading in students - encouraging them to read a large quantity and a wide variety of books.

Who: GCISD students, teachers, and parents are invited to participate.

What: Students have a choice of the challenge they wish to complete. Students can participate in one of the following challenges:

  • 1,500 pages (K-2)
  • 2,500 pages (3-5)
  • 100 Book Challenge (K-2)
  • 25 Book Challenge (3-5; books should be at least 100 pages
  • Genre Challenge (1-5)

Audiobooks are suitable both for students who choose to read this way and for those in need of accommodations. In order to successfully complete any of the challenges, students should read at least 2 ebooks. Ebooks and audiobooks can be found on Overdrive through Classlink (https://launchpad.classlink.com/gcisd).

When: Between June 1, 2018 and May 1, 2019

Where: Reading can take place inside or outside of school using paper or electronic materials.

Why: Students who read more do better in school, have wider vocabularies, and have a lifelong habit enabling them to continue learning beyond their K-12 education.

How: Students will keep track of their reading on a log that notes the title, number of pages, genre, and date completed. See the list below for possible recording logs. Once students have completed their challenge, logs should be returned to the classroom teacher or the librarian. Teachers/Librarian will record their students' completed reading challenges on this Google Form to ensure they receive a certificate at the end of the school year.


1,500 Page Challenge

This recording form should be used by students in Kindergarten through second grade.

1500 Page Challenge


2,500 Page Challenge

This recording form should only be used by students in third through fifth grade.

2500 Page Challenge Form


100 Book Challenge

This recording form should be used by students in Kindergarten through second grade.

100 Book Challenge Form


25 Book Challenge

This recording form should only be used by students in third through fifth grades. Books should be at least 100 pages long to count towards the challenge.

25 Book Challenge Form


Genre Challenge

This recording form is open to students in first through fifth grades.

Genre Challenge Form