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It's six weeks and six hours a day of reading and reading comprehension.

It's part of "Read to Achieve," a state-funded program to help students in the third grade meet reading requirements.

More than 1900 third graders are hitting the books this summer at elementary schools, including Hidden Valley Elementary located off Sugar Creek Road.

8,000 rising first, second, and third graders were able to be in the program because of available facilities and eligible teachers to work.

"You want proficient readers. You want students to enter that next grade level, reading at grade level or above," said Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Superintendent Dr. Heath Morrison.

Ullanda Tyler is a third grade teacher with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools.  She has been teaching for 11 years and applied to be part of the program to help kids get on their grade reading level.

 "The first thing I am doing is just trying to help them really appreciate reading because a lot of kids say oh, I don't like reading, reading is hard so I'm just trying to connect reading stories to things that they do in their everyday life," said Tyler.

 The day involves reading, gym and art activities, and reading comprehension.

 What do you think of the program?  Does it work? Tweet me at @OHaraFOX46 or comment on my Facebook page at facebook.com/amandaoharaonfox46carolinas.

 

 

 

 

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