‘Open Books’ Gets Fourth Graders into Reading

April 19, 2011  |  

Fourth graders are getting into reading with the help of a literacy program called Open Books. The program doesn’t do anything too special. But in addition to reading tutors, the students also write their own stories to share with their classmates, which they said makes them feel proud.

The program, based in Chicago, was implemented to address the fact that nationwide only 33 percent of fourth graders read at a proficient level or better.

Watch the video to see exactly how this program is working.

NBC’s Rehema Ellis has the rest of the story over at theGrio.com.

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