This past summer KCC CDC held our very first Summer Reading Program at Bethel Elementary School for rising 6th – 8th grade students. The purpose of the program was to assist students in either maintaining or increasing their reading level in preparation for the 2016-2017 academic year.
The students focused on one book, A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park. All of the students engaged in group discussions and completed comprehension assignments. For each reading and comprehension assignment completed and for participation in group discussions the students earned points that allowed them to acquire prizes which included recreational toys, school supplies, candy, earbuds, etc. The students also participated in 30 minutes of physical activity and enjoyed healthy snacks.
Success: During the program we saw a significant improvement in the students reading level and participation in group discussions. Throughout the program the students remained in engaged and eager for each new session.
The 2016 Summer Reading Program was made possible through funding by Koinonia Christian Center Church, the Greenville Noon Rotary and partnerships with Bethel Elementary School Principal, Mr. Jeremiah Miller and his staff, as well as our two program teachers, Mrs. Elaina Wingfield and Mr. RaShard Curmon!