Grant expands students’ reading opportunities


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Second grade teacher Sarah Beres holds up magazines to show her students what will be coming in the mail.

Second grade teacher Sarah Beres holds up magazines to show her students what will be coming in the mail.


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Second graders (left to right) Waynes Hines, Jace Harpst and Joslyn Cummins select magazines.


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Students in Mrs. Beres’ second grade class at Indian Lake Elementary School will have fresh reading material delivered to their homes over the next year. Thanks to a $500 Energizing Education grant from the Logan County Electric Cooperative, Beres’ students will receive a magazine subscription to one of four children’s periodicals. The children chose which magazine they’d prefer: Ranger Rick, Highlights, Sports Illustrated for Kids or National Geographic for Kids.

Studies show that reading more at school and at home is associated with higher reading scores. Reading more also improves a student’s vocabulary and comprehension. Mrs. Beres says, “Unfortunately, studies also show that not all students have access to reading materials at home. This subscription program gives them the chance to select something they are interested in, whether it’s science, literature, sports or animals, to learn about every month.” Through the gift of a yearlong magazine subscription, students in Mrs. Beres’ class will continue to receive new reading material throughout the school year, through the summer and into next school year.

Second grade teacher Sarah Beres holds up magazines to show her students what will be coming in the mail.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/13/2016/01/web1_DSC_0362-copy-9-1.jpgSecond grade teacher Sarah Beres holds up magazines to show her students what will be coming in the mail. Courtesy photo

Second graders (left to right) Waynes Hines, Jace Harpst and Joslyn Cummins select magazines.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/13/2016/01/web1_DSC_0367-copy-7-1.jpgSecond graders (left to right) Waynes Hines, Jace Harpst and Joslyn Cummins select magazines. Courtesy photo

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Submitted by the Indian Lake school district.

Submitted by the Indian Lake school district.