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Feb 24, 2014 4:18 PM by MELISSA CANONE

J. Wallace James students in national reading challenge

Students at J Wallace James are preparing for a nationwide effort to "Read the Most Coast to Coast" on Friday, February 28. They are among hundreds of thousands of students who will join in this 3rd annual reading challenge.

Read the Most Coast to Coast encourages students to read more and take part in a one-day effort to 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.

At J Wallace James, as many as 700 students will take part in this shared effort to top a national reading record.

"Read the Most Coast to Coast is a fun-filled event that enables students at multiple grade levels to join in a shared reading challenge," said Paula Graffeo, Librarian. 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. We're so proud of our students."

Renaissance Learning's Accelerated Reader is a K12 program that serves as a 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've read. The web-based program provides access to 160,000 quizzes, enabling students to choose from a wide variety of fiction and nonfiction books.

During the event, Renaissance Learning will track national quizzes on its hosted database and share progress on-line. Educators, parents, and interested community members will be able to see progress toward the national goal at www.renaissancelearning,com/read-the-most.

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