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‘Rev Up Your Reading’ program held at R-VI

Posted on Wednesday, July 3, 2013 at 8:26 am

Community R-VI students in Mrs. Madsen’s class read daily during the 2012-2013 school year to improve their reading skills through the “Rev Up Your Reading” program. The students participated by reading to their parents, retelling the story they read, or answering comprehension questions after they read a book.

Any book the students read (whether it was for homework, or Read and Respond, or reading just for fun) was counted for Mrs. Madsen’s class. Students read books on their reading level from the school library, public library, or books they had at home. Reading for even a short period of time every day (10-20 minutes) can build and increase a child’s reading skills, fluency (smooth reading like talking), and comprehension (understanding what they read).

Parents could ask their child questions about the story they read, including: Characters-people or animals in the story, setting-where and when the story took place, conflict-the problem or problems in the story, and solution-how the characters solved the problem. Parents could also ask their child to explain the  5  “W’s” of the book: Who, What, When, Where, and Why.  Younger readers could tell about or describe the beginning middle, and end of the story they read.


Eleven students (in grades K-5) helped the class read books during 3rd quarter. The 2012-13 third quarter book reading count was 224 books.

Thirteen students (in grades K-5) helped the class continue to read books during 4th quarter. The 2012-2013 total book reading count was 286 books. Last year’s record was 255 books.

Students are encouraged to continue reading books and retelling throughout the summer.

The following (K-5th grade) students participated in the third quarter 2012-13 Rev Up Your Reading program. Front row, from left: Jeyla Luckett, Madison Bowers, Malaki Campbell, and Ella Wilburn; Back row: Katelyn Ames, Bonnie Kuda, Michael Hicks, Joe Dubbert, and Waylon Windmann. Not pictured but also participating were: Taven Lewis and Mason Carroll.

The following (kindergarten-5th grade) students participated in the fourth quarter 2012-13 Rev Up Your Reading Program: Waylon Windmann, Jeyla Luckett, Joe Dubbert, Bonnie Kuda, Madison Bowers, and Mason Carroll, Ella Wilburn, Taven Lewis, Malaki Campbell, Alan Davenport, and Brylie Riechers. Not pictured but also participating were: David Hutchison and Katelyn Ames.