READ Challenge


Fourth-grade students are encouraged to engage in independent reading through out-of-class reading, in-class self-selected reading, and/or in-class silent-sustained reading. Reading may include the use of books, eBooks, newspapers, magazines, comics, and other forms of text. 


Fourth-grade students are encouraged to connect virtually with Wake Forest student ambassadors by recording, posting, and responding to weekly Flipgrid topics to discuss their reading efforts and share their interests, passions, and goals.


Participants track the minutes they are reading to become eligible to win exclusive Wake Forest prizes. Students track their reading using a digital tracking sheet. Schools with the highest participation totals become eligible for school author visits courtesy of BookmarksNC.

Since the program was rebranded in the fall of 2019, a total of 2,597 fourth graders from elementary schools across Forsyth County have participated in the Skip Prosser READ Challenge. In 2021/2022, despite the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, a total of 860 fourth graders from 21 elementary schools participated with 436 fourth-graders reaching the Champion level by reading at least 2000 minutes.

Participating Schools in 2022/2023


Information Provided to Teachers and Librarians/Media Specialists

Information Provided to Parents/Guardians