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Middle school teams will compete in Reading Revolution competition on May 18

Middle school teams will compete in Reading Revolution competition on May 18

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VISALIA – Reading is more than just a subject in school, it is the very foundation on which all learning is built. From learning the alphabet to advanced scientific experiment, the act of reading and the process of reading comprehension are needed to excel in any field.

That’s why the Tulare County Office of Education has come up with a competition to not only foster a love of literature but also to create a culture of comprehension. 

Beginning on May 11, students in grades 4 through 6 competed in Reading Revolution, a fun competition designed to promote literacy and the joy of reading for students regardless of their abilities. A total of 47 teams participating in two separate, back-to-back events. Students in each competition category prepare months ahead by reading from the same core list of book titles. The book title list was made available to students in the fall.

The goal of the event 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 answer questions in a variety of formats and with varying levels of difficulty.

Middle school students in grades 7 through 8 will compete this Friday, May 18. A total of 22 teams are participating.

Reading Revolution is designed to foster a love of reading that sustains through students’ high school years and into adulthood. For more info, call Debra Lockwood at 559-651-3042.

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