Score big with this tournament themed reading activity! Students will read and vote for a variety of books in order to determine this year's class winner. The package includes two sets of directions, one tailored for literature circles and the other designed for whole group. The set also includes a "Reading Brackets" example and printable "Reading Brackets" for classroom use. Great to get students (especially boys!) engaged and excited about reading, as these activities provide ideas to get the whole school involved!
Related Reading Facts:
- Only one-third of all students entering high school are proficient in reading. (NAEP Reading, 2009)
- Two thirds of eighth graders do not read at grade level (proficient). (NAEP Reading, 2009)
- Only 16% of students eligible for "free or reduced lunch" programs are proficient in reading, compared to 42% who are not eligible. (NAEP Reading, 2009)
- Boys lag behind girls in reading proficiency in all 50 states - in some states by as many as 10% points. (Center for Education Policy)
*Note: For grades 6 & up, the directions and brackets stay the same; just swap out "children's books" for grade level novels or other literary works you've studied this year.