Students at Harrison Elementary participated in a nationwide effort to Read the Most Coast to Coast on Friday, Feb.28. And for their effort, they were visited by two Cincinnati Cyclone hockey players.
The Harrison Elementary kids joined hundreds of thousands of students in the third annual reading challenge.
Read the Most Coast to Coast encourages students to read more, and beat the record for the number of Accelerated Reader Quizzes taken in one day.
Last school year, students set a new one-day record of 4,409,622 quizzes.
Renaissance Learning’s Accelerated Reader is a K12 platform for teachers to manage independent reading practice.
Students read books at the appropriate level, and then take a quiz to show they understood what they have read.
The Web-based program provides access to 160,000 quizzes, enabling students to choose from a wide variety of fiction and nonfiction books.
All students who participate will receive a Certificate of National Participation.
“Students are engaging in valuable reading practice, all while taking part in an event that joins students across the country in a collaborative effort focused on reading,” said said Vicki Johnson, fifth-grade teacher who headed up the program at Harrison Eementary.
“We’re so proud of our students.”