5000 students from across the country participated in the Great Reading Games last school year. They read more than 3.7 million minutes in the 7-week game period. That would take you 10 years to spend the same amount of time reading! Deborah Brown and Laura Younts were teachers from among the winning schools that were successful in engaging students in reading more than 20 minutes per day during the contest and winning prizes. Join Deborah and Laura in this informational webinar to hear their strategies and tips for building avid and competitive readers. You will also hear all about the contest rules, how to opt-in, sneak peaks of the motivational prizes and more.
This contest changes the game for struggling readers! It’s time to Get in the Games!
Deborah Brown, M.Ed., CALT, LDT is a dyslexia teacher at Fuentes Elementary in Kyle Texas. This is her 13th year at Fuentes Elementary. She teaches first through fifth graders that show the characteristics of dyslexia. Other job duties include testing students and report writing. She has been a fifth grade teacher for three years prior to going into the dyslexia field. Ms. Brown currently is tutoring a college student who was recently identified as dyslexic.
Laura Younts is a dyslexia teacher at Barton Middle School in Kyle, Texas. She’s also a blessed wife, busy mom, and a Sunday school teacher. She has been working with struggling students for 18 years and discovered the incredible benefits of audiobooks in 2013 through Learning Ally. Since then it’s been an amazing journey to see students improve their reading skills and develop a love of books.