What Is Reading Counts?
Lakewood Elementary is proud to be participating in the research based program, Reading Counts. The research shows:
Reading achievement is positively related to the amount of time students spend reading.
Students develop vocabulary and concept knowledge through extensive reading.
The best way to strengthen reading skills and foster the reading habit is to see that students get reading practice with books that are carefully selected and matched to their reading level and interests.
Motivation is essential for maintaining students' sustained attention to reading.
To build comprehension skills, students should read widely, respond to questions, and talk about what they've read.
Helping sturggling readers requires a supportive literacy environment as part of a carefully planned intervention program.
Families and communities have an important role in helping students become successful readers.
Assessment and evaluation are necessary to monitor student progress and adjust instruction.
Lakewood students in grades 3 through 6 are participating in Reading Counts. Each teacher has determined the goals for the class, as well as individual student goals. Reading Counts quizzes are incorporated into the overall reading program, and count towards the student's reading grade. Please contact your child's teacher for further information. Books with quizzes available are labeled in the Lakewood library. Most of these books are also available in the public library, as well, although they will not be labeled. Use the Quizlist link above to search for books that have a Reading Counts quiz. You may search by books found in the Lakewood Library, or all quiz books.