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‘Eager Readers’ at Omaha school

Tracking books read every month, or perhaps time spent reading each evening, or from notes kept by parents …

Grade by grade, St. James Seton School in Omaha used different goals this year to encourage "Eager Readers," students who spend more leisure time reading. Students recognized in the program receive certificates and their names are posted outside the school’s main office.

By the end of this school year, more than 200 students had been recognized.

"So much can be learned from reading – vocabulary, sentence structure, story flow," said William Kelly, principal. "It’s an incentive to read on their own."

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