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Book smarts | Kenton Head Start, Readers Are Leaders
The Messenger 01.02.08

BOOK SMARTS — Among those recently honored as Readers Are Leaders monthly classroom winners for having read the most books during a month at Kenton Head Start were (from left) Katlyn Moore, Rodney Thompson and Jamie Riley. They were awarded T-shirts. Northwest Tennessee Head Start offers the family literacy project Readers Are Leaders to all of the families it serves. The purpose of the project is to encourage parents to read one book a day to their children. To participate, all they must do is keep a daily calendar of the books they read to their child, documenting the title, date, author and something they and the child learned from the book. The calendar is submitted at the end of the month and a new calendar issued for the next month. The child who reads the most books for a month earns a prize, while the classroom with the most readers wins a plaque for the month. A lending library is available for families who need to borrow books. Kenton Head Start officials report a considerable amount of participation during the fall months.

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