Educators use gift cards to encourage students to get "caught" reading

01/19/2010 | Watertown Daily Times (N.Y.)

Educators at a New York state middle school are developing initiatives to maintain students' interest in reading. One program rewards students with a chance to win a gift card to a bookstore when they are caught reading during free time. "We want to reward students for reading in a way that doesn't base the reward on who has read more books or longer books than someone else," the school's literacy coach said. Teachers are also working with students in smaller groups based on reading levels.

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