Monday, December 12, 2011
Stoughton Area School District Promotes Literacy with Reading Rooms and Plenty of Books
Reading rooms, more books help promote literacy. (Stoughton Courier-Hub, 11/28/2011)
Excerpt: At River Bluff Middle School, it’s a little akin to a fire drill for bookworms.
Every day for 10 minutes, students undergo "DEAR" - Drop Everything and Read. They stop what they are doing and read a book, usually around lunchtime.
It’s one of the ways that schools in the Stoughton Area School District are promoting literacy, one of the district's key initiatives this year.
The middle school is also asking for the community to donate books so teachers can beef up their holdings in the individual classrooms. Kegonsa Elementary School, meanwhile, has joined Fox Prairie Elementary School to create its own reading room, appointed with comfy beanbag chairs to create a quiet sanctuary for bibliophiles.