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August 12, 2013

Literacy program encourages students to read, avoid summer slide

Andrea Anderson:

Davion Thomas didn't like to read. It was challenging, not interactive and not his idea of fun.

Then things changed when the 13-year-old Whitehorse Middle School student began reading books that taught him things he could relate to in his seventh-grade literacy class, and he joined a summer program that allowed him to make short films on an iPad about the books he's read.

"At first I didn't like reading, but now I enjoy it," said Davion, who will be in eighth grade when school starts Sept. 3. "I think what really made me enjoy reading more was the fact that I was getting a

reward for doing it, but also keeping my brain working during the summer."

Posted by Jim Zellmer at August 12, 2013 12:02 AM
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