Thursday, February 2, 2012

Students meet Racine Reads 1 million books goal. (Racine Journal Times, 2/1/2012)

Excerpt: Racine Reads organizers were initially “frightened” by the 1 million goal and even considered not setting a numerical goal at all. In the end they went ahead with 1 million, hoping it would be achievable, Barbian said. “

When we first were talking about Racine Reads and what our goal should be, 1 million just seemed such an out-of-reach number. I think it averages 100 books per child,” she said. “At the kindergarten and first-grade level where they read picture books it might not be that many but when fourth- and fifth-graders are reading Harry Potter books that takes some time.”

Related posts:
Racine Reads status report.  (11/28/2011)
Racine Reads: Dream Big! A year-long reading incentive program.  (10/4/2011)

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