Navajo Community Makes Summer Reading a Priority

June 22, 2017

Chinle, Ariz.

Tsaile Elementary in Chinle Unified School District is making sure their students continue to read over the summer.

Located in the heart of the Navajo Nation, Tsaile students use 100 Book Challenge to read one-hour every day. Each “step” is 15 minutes. When their students hit 200 steps over the summer they will have read for 50 hours!

"100 Book Challenge has been the missing piece in our literacy improvement efforts and building a culture of reading in our school." Shared Dr. Steve Sorden, Principal of Tsaile. "The foundational skills toolkits have given teachers new tools to help address holes in our students’ reading skills; and the reading logs combined with incentives and school-wide reading contests have finally allowed us to engage students and families in a joint effort to increase reading at home in the evenings and on weekends."

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