What is READMadness?

READMadness is a literacy based activity designed to spark creativity and engage students to think critically by visualizing poetry. Classes read, discussed and voted on brackets of poems in the Elementary and Middle Level Conferences.

The 2024 tournament tips off on March 11th with a jump ball new set of “Elite Eight Poems.”


View last year’s brackets below to see how READMadness works

The 2023 Most Valuable Poems were:

Elementary Bracket: “Sick” by Shel Silverstein

Middle: “Dear Basketball” by Kobe Bryant”

READMadness Activities