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Card 28 - State-wide Literacy Campaign

From the Models of Excellence Project Card Collection

Topic

4th–8th Grades
Santa Fe School for the Arts and Sciences
Santa Fe, NM

Middle school students created a literacy campaign to reach low- income children; it expanded to a state-wide reading program, Hooked on Books, that recruited student leaders from across New Mexico. The program included a range of literacy supports and incentives for young readers, all designed and run by students.

State-wide Literacy Campaign
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Students directed reading contests with prizes that reached 
32 schools and over 1,000 participants; built bookshelves, filled and refilled with donated children’s books, placed in waiting areas of hospitals and service agencies; created a program for incarcerated fathers to record read-aloud books for their children; and created and led a summer camp for young low- income students to boost engagement and skill in reading.

The summer reading camp, designed and run entirely by students, resulted in an average tested gain of an entire year of reading level for the young campers in only two weeks.

For more information visit Models of Excellence.org.


Topic

4th–8th Grades
Santa Fe School for the Arts and Sciences
Santa Fe, NM

Middle school students created a literacy campaign to reach low- income children; it expanded to a state-wide reading program, Hooked on Books, that recruited student leaders from across New Mexico. The program included a range of literacy supports and incentives for young readers, all designed and run by students.

State-wide Literacy Campaign
Click on the image to learn more about this project

Students directed reading contests with prizes that reached 
32 schools and over 1,000 participants; built bookshelves, filled and refilled with donated children’s books, placed in waiting areas of hospitals and service agencies; created a program for incarcerated fathers to record read-aloud books for their children; and created and led a summer camp for young low- income students to boost engagement and skill in reading.

The summer reading camp, designed and run entirely by students, resulted in an average tested gain of an entire year of reading level for the young campers in only two weeks.

For more information visit Models of Excellence.org.