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Students rock school

August 29, 2003

Albany - Rocking and reading, just another way to get kids excited about reading books.

Dougherty County Middle School Language Arts teacher Mary Loney, developed a program for students to read while rocking in rocking chairs. She wanted to make a program that would encourage kids to read.

"I wanted to do something fun for the kids," says Loney.

And Superintendent Sally Whatley agrees. She says it is critical for children to learn to read hopes that if the students show an interest in reading, maybe their peers will as well.

The program is part of the schools 25-book campaign. All students are encouraged to read 25 books by the end of the year.

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