The reading tournament guide is designed with March Madness basketball in mind. The packet has a list of 20 books, covering ranges of upper-elementary levels. After creating a team with a partner (or partners), students will keep track of the books they read using the guide. Upon completion of a book from the book list, students will need to write down information from the book, such as characters, settings, plot, and theme. You can use this guide for as long as your like, but I suggest giving the students about a month to complete all 20 books. I also asked students to come up with questions for each book, which we used during a final 'Championship Day' quiz.
The guide is provided in Word document format, so you can feel free to add, subtract, or completely change the book list depending on student ability levels.