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Research tells us "The single most important activity for building the knowledge required for eventual success is reading aloud to children. This is especially so during the preschool years." And we need to continue reading with our children after they learn to read by themselves. The Reading "20 Minutes" message is a key tool essential in building lifelong learners. Your elementary school has been chosen as (1) of the (50) schools chosen by the Governors office to participate in a pilot program; The Ken Garff Road to Success.
Vision: The Ken Garff Automotive Group is committed to education and its ability to influence individual lives, families, and communities. In conjunction with the Governor's Commission on Literacy, we are proud to present a dynamic reading program that will encourage students to continue on the "Road to Success," by reading for at least 20 minutes each day.
Purpose: To give teachers and parents a tool to encourage our young students to learn and improve their reading skills, in order to become great thinkers and enhance their scholastic careers.
Contest Dates: 32 weeks Year Round School-Launch August Traditional School-Launch September
Participation: Schools establish a reading goal in connection with their School Reading Program. We encourage this activity to be a school wide initiative with a realistic, but challenging goal. Schools, community councils, teachers, principals, parents, and students establish a reading goal for the entire school. This goal will be established by taking the number of students multiplied by 20 minutes a day, 5 days a week during the program period. The 20 minutes of reading should be done outside of the regular school day and it may be accomplished by individual reading OR reading to a student for 20 minutes a day. Incentives: Each school will be provided with the following for each student to receive as an incentive to read 20 minutes a day or 100 minutes a week:
• Pencil • Eraser • Ruler • Key Chain • Bookmark for individual tracking Throughout the year each student will receive an "enter to win" form for every 100 minutes that they read. At the end of the year each school will hold a drawing to win a FREE bike! Each school will draw (1) boy and (1) girl grades K-3 and (1) boy and (1) girl grades 4-6. Each elementary school will have total of (4) winners.