Reading Revolution

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About Reading Revolution

Reading Revolution is a fun reading competition designed to promote literacy and the joy of reading for students in grades 4-8, regardless of ability. The goal is for students to experience a variety of quality literature and nonfiction, while increasing reading comprehension and promoting collaboration and teamwork. Teams of four students read, discuss, and practice quizzing each other in preparation for the actual competition, during which students will answer questions in a variety of formats and with varying levels of difficulty.

Event Competitions

Cover That (an Optional Competition)
Convincing Characters

Heads Together
Stand and Deliver
Full Circle

The Official Coaches Handbook.

2022 Event Book Lists ( printable listing, including ISBNs)

Elementary Division (Grades 4-6)

  1. Before the Ever After by Jacqueline Woodson
  2. The Bridge to Home by Padma Venkatraman
  3. Chester and Gus by Cammie McGovern
  4. Echo Mountain by Lauren Wolk
  5. Efrén Divided by Ernesto Cisneros
  6. The Goldfish Boy by Lisa Thompson
  7. Hope in the Holler by Lisa Lewis Tyre
  8. Merci Suárez Changes Gears by Meg Medina
  9. My Wild Life: Adventures of a Wildlife Photographer by Suzi Eszterhas
  10. The One and Only Bob by Katherine Applegate
  11. The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise by Dan Gemeinhart
  12. Saving Winslow by Sharon Creech
  13. Three Keys by Kelly Yang
  14. When Stars are Scattered by Victoria Jamieson and Omar Mohamed

Middle School Division (Grades 7-8)

  1. Amal Unbound by Aisha Saeed
  2.  A Place at the Table by Saadia Faruqi and Laura Shovan
  3. Astronauts: Women on the Final Frontier by Jim Ottaviani and Maris Wicks
  4. The Benefits of Being an Octopus by Ann Braden
  5. The Bitter Side of Sweet by Tara Sullivan
  6. Free Lunch by Rex Ogle
  7. Genesis Begins Again by Alicia D. Williams
  8. The Great Jeff by Tony Abbott
  9. Look Both Ways by Jason Reynolds
  10. New Kid by Jerry Craft
  11. Other Words for Home by Jasmine Warga
  12. Projekt 1065 by Alan Gratz

Reading Revolution students holding up their certificates

Reading Revolution students holding up their certificates and medals

Event Details

Elementary Division (4-6)
May 4, 2023
TCOE Conference Center

Middle School Division (7-8)
May 12, 2023
TCOE Conference Center

Online Coaches' Meeting
September 8, 2022

Elementary & Middle School Registration Due
November 18, 2022
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Middle School -

Elementary Team Registration Due
April 13, 2023

Elementary Cover That registration and artwork due (login required)
April 20, 2023

Middle School Team Registration due
April 20, 2023

Middle School Cover That registration and artwork due (login required)
April 27, 2023

Official Coaches Handbook

Event Contacts: 

Paula Terrill 
Student Event Coordinator
(559) 651-0565

Debra Lockwood
Library Media Supervisor 


Important Docs

"My students had according to them, "The best day of their lives!" What a great event and experience for all of the participants. Thanks for all of the hard work." ~Elementary School Coach 

“I think it’s a wonderful opportunity for kids to read outside of their comfort zone and is a very fun thing to work towards all year long.” ~Middle School Coach

“Thanks for the competition where Reading is celebrated....We enjoyed the immersion to history and literary masterpieces. The different parts of the competition were full of color and excitement... we love it!" ~Middle School Coach

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