Looking for a way to motivate your students to read more books? Use this friendly book competition to increase reading in your classroom! Do all of the steps or just your favorite – this resource has lots of ! You choose what works best for you and your classroom. The more excited YOU are for the big game, the more excited your students will be during this fun competition!
Recreate the big football game of Super Books!
1. Regular Season Games
Give fans (students) consistent independent reading time to read several teams (books). These are any books they wish to read!
2. Top 12 Teams
12 teams qualify for the road to Super Books! Students nominate their favorite books for the playoffs. Allow 12 teams (books) to make it to the playoffs.
3. The Build Up
Continue giving consistent independent reading time during class for students to read each of the books in the playoffs. This allows fans (students) to make an informed decision and encourages them to cheer for the best team (book).
4. About the Team Advertisements
Fans (students) can decorate foam fingers, jerseys, or helmets to convince others to cheer for their team (book). Fans (students) will also write why others should cheer for their team (book)
Have fans (students) cheer (vote) for their top 2 teams (books).
6. World Famous Commercials
Invite fans (students) to create a world famous commercial to encourage others to cheer for their favorite team (book).
7. Newscaster Debates
Fans (students) become the sports newscasters. Host a debate and discuss why one of the teams should win over the other team.
8. THE BIG GAME
EVERY FAN COUNTS! Have fans and cheerleaders (students) cheer (vote) for their favorite team (book)
9.The After Party
Celebrate the winning team (book)!
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Book Bracket: Friendly Reading Competition
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