Reading puts a spin on holidays for two lucky CHMS students

first_img Reading opens the door to the world.And, with a little luck, reading puts a little spin on things.That’s exactly what happened for a couple of Accelerated Reader (AR) students at Charles Henderson Middle School Thursday. “The AR program motivates students to read by allowing them to choose books on subjects of interest to them,” she said. “Reading is so important and books have to compete with movies and videos for the attention of young people.“Sometimes students are reluctant to read because they think they will enjoy movies and videos better,” Mayotte said. “And, too, reading takes more effort.But some students said they would rather read a book than watch a movie about the same subject.“I like reading because there’s more to a book than there is to a movie,” Curtis Thomas said.“The pictures that you make in your head are better than the ones in the movie,” Lakajia Williams said. “I’d rather read.”Mayotte said CHMS teachers are always alert to other reading incentives for the students.“Troy University gave tickets to a Trojan football game to all the students who scored 100 on an AR test,” she said. “Eighty-six students got tickets.”Tammy Pettis, sixth grade reading teacher, said the goal of the AR program is to generate interest in reading among the students because reading increases vocabulary, fluency and comprehension. “When a student is interested in reading, he or she will probably read as a hobby,” she said. Sponsored Content You Might Like What to give? Teacher gifts mired by new law While Alabama residents are shopping for everyone on their Christmas list, there’s been a lot of discussion on what students… read more Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Latest Stories Book Nook to reopen By Jaine Treadwell Email the author Published 6:23 am Friday, December 16, 2011 The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies…center_img Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson The bicycle incentives did what was expected. The students read more and found that reading is fun.“Reading is fun and it is important to everything that we do,” she said. “We look for ways to encourage our students to read more. And, anything that we can do to encourage them is worth doing.”The bicycles were placed on a shelf in the library as both a reminder of the prizes to be won and as an incentive to keep reading.Jennifer Mayotte, CHMS seventh and eighth grade reading teacher, said students sometimes have to be nudged into reading. Around the WebDoctor: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Health VideosIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthGet Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration By The Penny Hoarder Print Article Reading puts a spin on holidays for two lucky CHMS students Next UpTatytana Lee and Stanley Sheffield were the winners of the semester-long AR incentive program and were spinning the wheels of new bicycles.Carla Rice, CHMS librarian, said the bicycles were donated to the school as incentives for the AR program.“All of the students who had high comprehension ratings in the AR program during the first semester had their names placed in a bowl,” Rice said. “On Thursday, we drew a boy’s name and a girl’s name as winners of the bicycles.”last_img read more