Children Teaching And Learning To Enjoy Reading

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Some Bryan middle school kids are trying to get younger students excited about reading. Eighth graders from Stephen F. Austin made personalized books for first graders at Johnson Elementary.

The books were part of a service learning project for a SFA language arts class. Madison Hancock is a member of the language class and was the one who initiated the partnership between her class and the first graders.

SFA eighth graders selected their first grade partners and began writing books for them. The books created were based on some of the elementary students' favorite things.

On Wednesday morning, the students got together at Johnson Elementary during a special meeting. Middle school students got to meet their first grade pals and share the books they created for them.

Hancock says her class as a whole hopes the younger children will be excited about reading and see how reading can be fun. Coincidently, Madison Hancock is the daughter of Mrs. Hancock, the teacher of the first grade class at Johnson Elementary partnered with the SFA students.