Super readers unite! The LitLeague 7 Strengths Contest

Guest Blogger  //  May 1, 2019

Super readers unite! The LitLeague 7 Strengths Contest

Scholastic Education is thrilled to introduce LitLeague, a new expanded literacy learning solution, ideal for after school, before school, extended day, enrichment, resource rooms, literacy blocks, and more. It’s built upon best-selling author and literacy expert Pam Allyn’s core pillars of teaching and learning: social-emotional development, essential literacy skills, and engagement. Whether you’re a teacher, out-of-school educator, reading specialist, literacy coach, librarian, or school administrator, LitLeague provides all the tools you’ll need to make every child a super reader!

Each LitLeague lesson is framed around one of seven key social-emotional strengths that help children grow to become resilient and powerful readers, writers, and learners: belonging, curiosity, friendship, kindness, confidence, courage, and hope.

To kick off this exciting launch, we’re hosting a contest and will be giving away one complete grade-level LitLeague class set, which includes:

  • 1 Power Up Leader’s Guide with daily lessons, games, and more
  • 26 Student Workout Books featuring activities and projects that students can personalize
  • More than 450 culturally responsive, highly engaging Scholastic trade books
  • A 100-book 7 Strengths Library for independent reading
  • 7 Strengths stickers and badges to affirm the super reader journey

Ready to enter for a chance to win?

To enter, simply show us how you foster any one of the 7 Strengths at your school or in your community. Be creative! You can share a story, video, photo, or student work that illustrates how you foster one (or more) of the 7 strengths. To enter the LitLeague 7 Strengths Contest, visit:

For example:

  • Do you have a special way to make students feel like they belong?
  • How do you encourage exploration in order to foster curiosity?
  • How are you helping your students develop lasting friendships with their peers?
  • How do you inspire compassion and kindness?
  • How have you helped your students become confident independent thinkers?
  • What have you done to build courage in your students?
  • How do you encourage your students to think optimistically and have hope?

Entries will be judged based on the clarity and creativity of your story, and how it might inspire other educators. We can’t wait to see how you’re incorporating these strengths and supporting your students! 

The contest runs May 1, 2019 through May 31, 2019 and is open to all educators, leaders, administrators, and community organization leaders who work with children in Grades K–5. No purchase required; contest open to all legal U.S. residents, 18 years of age and up. See official rules here.

To learn more about LitLeague visit: