Students at Dobbins Elementary were among hundreds of thousands of other students on Feb. 28 when they participated in a nationwide effort to Read the Most from Coast to Coast.
For the third year, Read the Most Coast to Coast encourages students to read more and take part in a one-day effort to beat the record for the number of Accelerated Reader Quizzes taken in one day. Last year, students set a new one-day record of 4,409,622 quizzes.
At Dobbins, as many as 128 students took part in this shared effort to top a national reading record.
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From left, Dominic Pratt, Maria Havlin, George Marantis and Preslie Bodine reading.
''Read the Most Coast to Coast'' enables students at multiple grade levels to join in a shared reading challenge. Students engage in valuable reading practice, all while taking part in an event that joins students across the country in a collaborative effort focused on reading.
To get into the spirit of the event and prepare for Read Across America, students were encouraged to wear a crazy hat, the principal read a Dr. Seuss book to the student body in the morning and students were encouraged to do silent and group reading. Some students went as far as to bring pillows and blankets. They were especially excited to periodically check the nationwide progress.
Renaissance Learning's Accelerated Reader is a program that serves as a platform for teachers to manage independent reading practice. Students read books and then take a quiz to show they understood what they've read. The final nationwide total was 4,987,949 surpassing last year's total of 4,409,662. Dobbins students did their share by taking 610 quizzes.