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COVID Update 2022

County and State Competitions have been Cancelled


About Reading Classic

Reading Classic began in 1989 as a literacy event sponsored by the Nebraska State Reading Association to promote reading. In 2015, a Reading Classic Committee was formed to promote and encourage Nebraska Schools to form teams and help recognize outstanding young readers.


Teams throughout the state compete at County and State competitions to answer comprehension questions about the books from their division list. Books for the reading lists are chosen with input from team members, coaches, and committee input. The list includes award-winning books such as Caldecott, Newbery, and Golden Sower.


Teams are split into three divisions. Division I is for 3rd and 4th, Division II is for 5th and 6th, and Division III is 7th, 8th, and 9th grades.  If you would like to start a Reading Classic team at your school, please contact

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