Long Beach Middle School students in Heather Fischer’s sixth grade class exercised their literacy and fitness skills during reading relay races on Sept. 29. They ran to and from various stations on the track, each of which featured an assortment of books to select from. Students paused for several moments per station and read excerpts from the books while taking notes about those that interested them. The activity served as an opportunity for the students to sample different books and identify those that they would like to read in full. After they completed the course, participants shared their feedback and top choices.