04/27/14 - 6:16pm
Nearly all the Aurora Borealis Charter School second graders shot up their hands when asked to volunteer to take turns reading out loud in a group of six.
Principal Larry Nauta said eagerness to read is common in students across all grade levels. The school, which started 17 years ago makes reading a priority, he said.
“Without reading you’re going to struggle,” he said.
Kindergartners are reading at a minimum of a first grade level weeks before the end of the 2013-2014 school year.