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2/15/06-Laneville

Laneville Readers

Take one step in to Sharon Bratton's room, and you can just feel the enthusiasm about reading. One by one, the children read from a Dr. Seuss book.

"I do not like them Sam I am. I do not like green eggs and

"Would you like them here or th

"I would not like them anywh

"I do not like green eggs and ham. I do not like them Sam I

The student's read silently, and out loud. Alone, and as a group. It began with a wall completely covered with 315 words. Once the students learned them, they began reading their first books. Now a lot of these first graders are on a third grade level.

Their teacher, Sharon Bratton says, "They are motivated as soon as they step in that door in the morning. They're willing to learn. They grab a book. As soon as they've finished they're writing, they grab a b

The student's take computerized reading comprehension tests everyday. If they pass, there's a yummy reward like candy, popcorn, or chocolate.

With four months left in the school year, the class will no doubt reach its goal of fifteen-hundred books, but Ms. Bratton says they won't stop there. They'll just keep on reading.

Lindsay Wilcox/Reporting: lwilcox@kltv.com

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