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Reading Classics

Reading Classic began in Nebraska in 1989. It began as a literacy event sponsored by the Nebraska State Reading Association to promote the love and excitement of reading. In 2015 a Reading Classics Committee was formed to continue the program. Reading Classics still promotes and encourages Nebraska Schools to form teams to help recognize outstanding young readers in Nebraska. Schools around the state of Nebraska can participate and compete to answer comprehension questions about the books on the Reading Classic book list.
The Nebraska Reading Classic Committee chooses books for the reading list for each Division with input from coaches, team members and many other sources. The list includes award-winning books such as Caldecott, Newbery, Golden Sower and many other awards.
Division I is for third and fourth grades, Division II is for grades fifth and sixth, and Division III is grades 7th, 8th, and 9th.The Jefferson County Competition will be held on Monday, March 19th in the morning at the 47 gym.  The public is welcome to come and watch.  The state competition will be held at Tri County School on Saturday morning on March 24th. The public is also welcome.