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Reading for rewards

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By Karen Cohilas - bio | email

August 22, 2008

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Students at a Dougherty County Elementary school are receiving some big time motivation to read. TTL engineering donated $5,000 to Turner Elementary School.

They used the money to buy toys to entice kids to read. All of these cool prizes are part of the Accelerated Reader program which kicked off Friday. As students read books in the program, they will be tested and receive points based on their knowledge.

Susan Gervin said, "We're hoping the kickoff will go really well and we hope that the students will read, read, read and get lots of points, so they can get all these prizes." Students will get prizes at the end of each nine week grading period, based on the number of points they've accumulated.

At the end of the year, the two best readers will be eligible for Wii game consoles by Nintendo.

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