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Voracious reader

Posted: Monday, Mar 25th, 2013

Lillie Foster, a third-grader at Medary Elementary, reads one of the many thick books she’s tackled this year. In a reading program where the average picture book counts for one or one-half points, Lillie has tallied well over 400 points this year. Charis Prunty/Register

• In supplemental reading program, Medary third-grader earns extraordinary number of points

BROOKINGS – How many 9-year-olds do you know who use words like “intertwine” and “vigorous” in the course of a conversation? Likely, not many. How would a third-grader become familiar with those words anyway?

In this case, the simple answer is: She’s read them.

This particular 9-year-old is Lillie Foster, a third-grader at Brookings’ Medary Elementary School. Lillie came to the attention of her teacher and principal this year because she’s accomplished something extraordinary in the school’s supplemental reading program, called Accelerated Reader (AR).

For the complete article see the 03-23-2013 issue.

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