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GATE Novel Knowledge


Novel Knowledge is a Reading Enrichment Program that is celebrating a DecadeStudents in grades 4-6 across VUSD's ten elementary schools are challenged to 'Read for Meaning'  8 pre-selected titles.  This year to celebrate a decade of reading the competition includes the 10 students' surveyed favorites from the past competitions. The students collaborate and complete a series of questions from each title over several days in teams of four. The #1 team from each site is invited to the District Championship each year in early May. 

The 2014/15  Novel Knowledge Titles / Authors


  • The BFG by Dahl
  • Bunnicula by Deb and James Howe
  • Holes by Sachar
  • The Kid Lawyer by Grisham
  • Maniac Magee by Spinelli
  • 39 Clues/Maze of Bones by Riordan
  • The Mysterious Benedict Society by Stewart
  • Ruby Holler by Creech
  • Running out of Time by Haddix
  • Schooled by Korman

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