Great Reading Games

January 8 - February 23, 2018


Congratulations 2018 schools and readers!

Learn more about the winners and the impact of Learning Ally's Great Reading Games nationwide.

Top 10 Schools Nationwide

School Name - State

  1. Euclid Middle School - CO
  2. Luther Jackson Middle School - VA
  3. Academy at Nola Dunn - TX
  4. Schenck School - GA
  5. Spring Valley School - AL
  6. Barton Middle School - TX
  7. Ulrich Intermediate School - TX
  8. IS 96 Seth Low - NY
  9. Westside Middle School - AR
  10. Dr. T. C. McCormick Jr Middle School - TX

Top 10 Students Nationwide from Schools:

School Name - State - Minutes Student Read (Minutes read is not the same as the students overall score in the games.)

  1. Euclid Middle School - CO - 18,119
  2. Crossroads South Middle School - NJ - 21,260
  3. Luther Jackson Middle School - VA - 18,858
  4. Goodnight Junior High School - TX - 26,601
  5. Lawrence Upper School - OH - 15,759
  6. Luther Jackson Middle School - VA - 12,591
  7. Euclid Middle School - CO - 13,860
  8. Center Academy - FL - 19,797
  9. Mission Junior High School - TX - 7,222
  10. Ulrich Intermediate School - TX - 15,998

Top Schools by Size Category

The winners for each category* are as follows:

Small Category: Logan Twp Middle School, NJ

Medium Category: Dr. T.C. McCormick Jr. Middle School, TX (10th nationally)

Large Category: Schenck School, GA (4th nationally)


Each of these schools will win the top prize for their category. The schools who ranked in the top 10 nationally, and also ranked first in their size category, will receive the larger of the prizes and the next school(s) with the most points will be awarded a prize. On that basis, congratulations and prizes are extended to the 11th place national winner, Daniel Breeden Elementary in TX and the 12th place national winner, New Community School in VA.

*Categories based upon the number of students reading during the Great Reading Games in each school. Large category: 49 or more readers, Medium category: 17-48 readers. Small category: 16 or less readers.

Congrats to all participating schools! Below are the top 100 schools in each category.

Gear up for Great Reading Games 2019!

Educators can begin to sign up in mid-November.

"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

students awarded during games

Cheer on the reading!

The Great Reading Games gives students with reading difficulties a chance to be recognized for their efforts and improve their reading success! You can encourage these readers through Twitter, Facebook and Instagram with your words, videos or pictures. #GRG18

Each year, the Great Reading Games inspires students to read more and build their reading habit! In 2016, students completed more than one million pages. In 2017, the games helped 17,000 students in more than 1,200 school read 5.3 million pages and 5.6 million minutes. In 2018, the games helped 22,000 students in 1,210 schools read 7 million pages and 7.1 million minutes!


Prizes throughout the games!

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 earbuds and schools may get some fun surprises!

NEW for 2018 - One small school, one medium school and one large school will win tablets, headphones and gift cards!

Win extra Chromebooks in social contests!

Schools & Educators: Brag About Your Students! 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! Plus, use our social media graphics to share your school's participation in the games. Use the hashtag #GRG18 and TAG Learning Ally.

Students: Take a shelfie! Take a screenshot from your device of your Learning Ally bookshelf from our reading app, LINK. Post it on social media with the hashtags #shelfie #GRG18 and TAG Learning Ally.

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. Thank you for sharing your pictures and comments! By doing so, you are giving Learning Ally permission to share them on our website and educator materials.

Looking for Heroes with Aidan Colvin
Read Across America Day - Meet the Author Webinar

Aidan Colvin, a high school student who has dyslexia, has spent considerable time writing to famous people who are challenged with  the same learning disability as more than 10 million students are today. He compiled the responses into his very inspiring book, Looking for Heroes, available in Learning Ally’s human-read audiobook library.

Join us for this Learning Ally-sponsored K-12 webinar to hear Aidan talk directly with students about his experiences with dyslexia, the story behind his book, and his tips for succeeding in school. Students will come away inspired and ready to tackle the world of reading to learn.

Aidan has listened to Learning Ally’s human-read audiobooks since 3rd grade and is thrilled to share his story with other students just like him! Aidan is helping Learning Ally celebrate Read Across America Day and the conclusion of the Great Reading Games by congratulating and connecting with classrooms across the country. Share this video of Aidan speaking with the Learning Ally volunteer reader to excite students to read Looking for Heroes before the event!

We invite schools to broadcast this event to your entire student body to celebrate Read Across America Day and bring awareness to all of the different ways students read. Watch on demand!

About the Author:

Aidan ColvinAidan Colvin is the author of Looking for Heroes: One Boy, One Year, 100 Letters. Reading quickly and accurately is often the key to success in school. Without it, many dyslexics struggle and fail. Some, however, go on to achieve wild success. In this true story, dyslexic high school student Aidan Colvin decides to ask successful dyslexics how they did it. Over the course of one year, he writes 100 letters. He doesn't expect anyone to write back, and is genuinely surprised when people do. The book features letters from Writer John Irving, Arctic Explorer Ann Bancroft, Surgeon and CEO Delos Cosgrove, Sculptor Thomas Sayre, Poet Phillip Schultz and others. Soon after it was published, Aidan was awarded the International Dyslexia Association Remy Johnston Award. He has traveled to dozens of schools, book stores, conferences and events over the last year to tell his story.