In this fourth post in our Featured User Series, I’d like to introduce you to 10 1/2 year old Marco! Marco joined Reading-Rewards with his class in September 2010, and has logged just under 109 hours of reading time. That puts him at the Reading-Rewards Jellyfish level. Woohoo, that’s a lot of reading, Marco, well done!
Marco’s class, from Montreal’s St-Paul Elementary School, has logged a total of 105,268 reading minutes since September. Good job, you guys!
I contacted Marco to ask him a few questions:
Do you have an all-time favorite book? What sort of book do you generally enjoy?
Marco: My all-time favorite book would probably be Diary Of A Wimpy Kid 5: The Ugly truth. Not just because it’s funny and all, because I love the style they write it, like a diary. I think they put just the right amount of text on each page. Book Series I really enjoy are Big Nate and Diary of a Wimpy Kid. I enjoy a very funny (not too long, unless the book is amazing)book.
Where is your favorite place to read? When you do usually read?
Marco: I like to read in class, the first 10 minutes or so, my teacher gives us time to read or write. Occasionaly, I choose reading. Sometimes even whem i’m watching some boring show, I would definately pull out a book and read. I usually read at my house, in many different ways.
Do you enjoy using the Reading Rewards website? What do you like about it? Could you tell us what would make it better?
Marco: I love using the Reading Rewards website because I think this is like an updated version of simply just logging on a paper. You can even see what other people read, which is pretty cool. I also like the classroom goal thing because we can compete with class 502! There is really nothing that would make this website better.
So glad you’re enjoying it, Marco! I love that your class joined with another, and that you are trying to outread one another. What a great idea! Hope you’ll let us know which class wins!
Here is an excerpt of Marco’s library and reviews, pulled directly from his Reading-Rewards.com profile.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid #3: The Last Straw (Jeff Kinney)
Its a very good book…and funny too! But Dog Days (#4) is much funnier……..though i dont know why the title is The Last straw??? it should be like…WONDER WOMAN UNDEROOS!!!
Diary of a Wimpy Kid #4: Dog Days (Jeff Kinney)
Ive been reading this book over and over, and i have to say, its one of the best book ive ever read. Funny, wimpy, what else can you ask for? Its definateley the best book in the series!
Big Nate Strikes Again (Lincoln Peirce)
Big nate is sooooooooo funny!
Scorpia (Anthony Horowitz)
Verry Good Book!!! And interesting too! I recommend it
Stormbreaker (Anthony Horowitz)
I read it many times and it is soo amazing. This book is definitely action! ENJOY reading!!
Diary of a Wimpy Kid #5: The Ugly Truth (Jeff Kinney)
This book is the BEST diary of a wimpy kid book I have ever read in my whole life!!! In the picture on the cover page, he had an assignment to keep an egg un-cracked for a whole 24 hours. This book is also the most hilarious book i have ever read!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Captain Underpants and the Big Bad Battle of the Bionic Booger Boy: Part 1: The Night of the Nasty Nostril Nuggets (Dav Pilkey)
All I can say is……….BOOGER GALORE! It starts out as a failed expirement…..and turned into a booger boy….but who is he…EASY…..MELVIN!!!
Captain Underpants and the Perilous Plot of Professor Poopypants: The Fourth Epic Novel (Dav Pilkey)
Just like all of the other captain underpants hilarious and cool
Where the Red Fern Grows (Wilson Rawls)
Very very sad story, about when a boy prchases 2 dogs, they both die, but he does have good times with them. Sounds weird but its not
Captain Underpants and the Preposterous Plight of the Purple Potty People (Dav Pilkey)
Just as fantastic as all of the other captain underpants novels. HILARIOUS
The Wimpy Kid Movie Diary: How Greg Heffley Went Hollywood (Jeff Kinney)
Great and funny book! But one thing, thought this was a diary (you know how non-serious I am?)
Big Nate: In A Class By Himself (Lincoln Peirce)
super great and funny! GINA!!!!!!!!!! HAHA!!!
Just Disgusting (Andy Griffiths)
Its verry disgusting but its somehow a really good book ……i would recommend it to people that like to hear about disgusting things ….and who likes the author Andy Griffiths
Even though it has the most ridiculous title in the world, it is an AMAZING book. I always read this book on my spare time. My favorite part was when they were fighting the lunch laidies fromk outer space
Just Wacky! (Andy Griffiths)
A 6-month old band-aid, a stupidly annoying sister, what more can you get from a book! Amazing! I read it ALL the time
Captain Underpants and the Wrath of the Wicked Wedgie Women: The Fifth Epic Novel (Dav Pilkey)
Just like the other HILARIOUS novels of captain underpants made by DAV PILKEY
The boogers are a little ugly, and disgusting, but a great book in all!
Midnight Magic (Avi)
Good book……..yyyyyyyyyyeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeepppppppppppppp. I recommend…..:)
Great book..and a little funny. I have to say, my favorite part was when..i dont really have one because the whole book is well…good
Point Blank (Anthony Horowitz)
Awsome adventure of aLEX RIDER!!! A VERY GREAT BOOK FOR PEOPLE WHO LOVE ACTION BOOKS!!
Radio Fifth Grade (Gordon Korman)
Cool Parrot. Good Book. Recommend it to a grade 5 student (if u know what I mean!!)
Holes (Louis Sachar)
Wow….great book…. As you all know, we read this as a class. My favorite Character is the WARDEN. I like her because she is Miss. Attitude of the Year! Naw….she just ALWAYS has SOMETHING to sayy….but not anymore!!!
The Adventures of Super Diaper Baby (Dav Pilkey)
A little too comicy and for a younger audience. For younger kids, trust me.
This book, i thought was a little mixed up….after page 100, i got a little confused. But it got better at around page 250…i would recommend this book to someone who likes spies and missions…its just not me!
Swindle (Apple (Scholastic)) (Gordon Korman)
too much about dogs……very boring too..theres not much more to say about this book…
I don’t personally know you, Marco, but your bookshelf looks an awful lot like my younger guy’s one! Lots of Wimpy Kid, Big Nate, and Captain Underpants. Hey, whatever keeps you guys reading, even if there do seem to be an awful lot of boogers in there. 🙂
Congratulations on your reading, hope you’ll keep it up over the summer. We’ll check back with you in the fall to see if you guys beat 502 or not!