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Washington Street Teaching and Learning Center Kicks Off New Reading Program
Thursday, January 11, 2018
The Washington Street Teaching and Learning Center (WSTLC) held a pep rally on January 8 to kick off its school-wide reading incentive program which is aimed at encouraging and promoting reading as an activity of choice.
"As educators, we are aware of the extraordinary benefits associated with reading," said WSTLC Principal Laura Schaefer. "Students who read improve literacy skills."
Students are encouraged to read for pleasure, participate in read aloud activities and choose literacy based computer options when they access the computer for free time. Improving literacy skills is a division-wide goal for all Exceptional Learners programs.
The program runs for 10 weeks. The goal is for students to read by choice for 100 minutes per week. Doing so will earn them special privileges. The program will conclude with a field trip to a local library. The program was organized by WSTLC teachers and literacy coordinator.
To view the video that Principal Shafer showed at the pep rally, click here