Fla. middle-grades students build literacy skills by reading to kindergartners

09/25/2013 | Tampa Bay Times (St. Petersburg, Fla.)

Seventh- and eighth-grade students enrolled in two-period literacy-intervention classes at a K-8 school in Shady Hills, Fla., are gaining confidence in their oral-reading skills by reading books to kindergarten students, their teachers said. The younger students, who don't judge how well the older students read aloud, are exposed to early-literacy skills and the excitement of having the middle-grades students around, kindergarten teacher Maureen Murray said.

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