January 9 - February 28, 2017
with a webinar celebration on Read Across America Day (3/2/17), featuring author Lauren Tarshis
Students in schools with Learning Ally memberships increase their reading activity and are recognized with awards and prizes.
Welcome kits for the first 300 educators, including incentive prizes for readers!
* This event is for Learning Ally member schools. *
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Check the top 10 school standings!
Join Deborah and Laura, teachers from last year's winning schools, in this informational webinar to hear their strategies and tips for building avid readers. You will also hear all about the contest rules, learn how to opt-in, get sneak peaks of the motivational prizes and more. REGISTER NOW!
Find all the Great Reading Games resources for educators, such as parent letters, book lists and more!
The Great Reading Games gives students with reading difficulties a chance to be recognized for their efforts and improve their reading success! Encourage these readers through Twitter, Facebook and Instagram with your words, videos or pictures. #GRG17
The 2016 games ended with students completing over a million pages. Read more about these winners!
During our first annual games in 2014, the top 10 schools were recognized for reading thousands of pages and many were featured in the news including Texas, Illinois, Florida and more!
"The students I teach don’t usually end up with a trophy at the end of the year, but I’ve got a few here who are giving some of the other students in their class a run for their money! We read 8,000 pages, which is phenomenal for any students and especially dyslexic students." -- Connie Bagley, Dyslexia Specialist
Prizes, including Chromebooks for the top schools, gift cards, headphones and student prize packs will be given to schools and students with the most reading activity. Plus, the top 10 individual students will win Beats headphones and schools may get some fun surprises!
Schools & Educators: Brag About Your Shelf! Show us how you spread a love of reading to ALL students in your classroom! Take a photo of your classroom bookshelf, reading centers, reading area, etc and post to social media. Make sure to include your audiobook devices! Use the hashtag #BragAboutYourShelf #GRG17 and TAG Learning Ally.
Students: Book Quotes - Get Creative! Create a drawing, cartoon, poem, design or video that depicts your favorite quote or line from a book. You can include a photo of the book cover, or a photo of the device you use to read, too. Post your creative book quote and include the hashtags #Read4All #GRG17 and TAG Learning Ally. Diary of a Wimpy Kid author Jeff Kinney is back to support readers during the games and will choose the winner of this contest!
You can find Learning Ally and tag us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. The most creative posts (one school and one student) will win a Chromebook! Post as often as you like throughout the games to increase your chances.
March 2, 2017 at 1 pm ET
On the birthday of Dr. Seuss, we celebrate Read Across America day by connecting students with our featured author, Lauren Tarshis of the
I Survived series. Read the books throughout the games, use the curriculum found on her site, and register to watch the webinar with the author.
View tips in your educator guide for how to broadcast this event for your entire student body to celebrate your school's participation in the Great Reading Games!
I Survived the Eruption of Mount St. Helens, 1980
by Lauren Tarshis
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