Wylie Students Rock The Readbowl
Stephanie Braham’s fifth-grade class at Wylie West Junior High won the state championship in Readbowl 2021, and two other Wylie classes ranked globally during the recent worldwide reading competition.
That makes back-to-back state championships for Wylie.
ReadBowl 2021 is a four-week, world-wide reading competition in which educators track their student’s reading minutes, log them and compete against other participants from across the world for the title of state champ or maybe even world champ. The competition is divided into four weeks with each week being a quarter in the Readbowl. The program was designed to culminate around the time of the Super Bowl.
Weekly results are logged on a leaderboard at readwithmalcolm.com/readbowl.
None of the classes made the leaderboard in the first quarter, but in the second quarter, Barham’s class was listed in 6th place globally and in 3rd place in the nation. Melanie Reyes’ class was in 8th place in the nation and Angie Kenley’s class was in 9th place in the nation. They were the top three schools from Texas in their conference.
In the third quarter, Barham’s class had moved up to 5th place globally and to 2nd in the nation. In the 4th quarter, Barham’s class was 7th place globally and 5th in the nation.
In addition, Barham’s class was the top class in Texas, earning them the state championship.
The three Wylie classes read 274,910 minutes in four weeks. The Wylie students were among 71,374 students across the world who read more than 55 million minutes during the four-week program.
by: Candy Reagan