The faculty and staff at Charles L. Gideons Elementary School used Halloween to help make learning to read fun, as last week nearly every student, teacher and administrator dressed up as a character from a book they just read in class.
“One of our goals is increasing our Lexile levels, and so we thought this would be a good way to motivate the students,” Gideons Principal Jesse Berger said. “We’re using all of our instructional strategies, and utilizing phonics as well as our literacy programs like Just Words and Fundations.”
Berger said he and his staff plan on building similar activities around other holidays during the school year as well.
“We’re working on helping all of our students build their fluency skills,” he said, “but we want to make it fun for them, too.”