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Students at MGS Celebrate Reading as Participants in ReadQuest


Martin, SD- Students at MGS took part in ReadQuest, a nationwide reading event on Friday, February 26, 2016. They joined more than 12,000 educators and tens of thousands of students in Renaissance Learning’s annual one-day reading celebration that encouraged K–12 students to read and share their discoveries.


Students read books, nonfiction articles, and took Accelerated Reader comprehension quizzes on what they had read to contribute to the national reading effort. On the ReadQuest website, students were able to see their quizzes count toward the national books-read ticker, the top books and articles read in each state, prize winners, and user-submitted posts, tweets, and photos. Together, students read 3,763,408 books and unearthed countless discoveries


“ReadQuest was a great event for our students,” said principal Amie Kuxhaus. “They loved seeing their Accelerated Reader quizzes count toward the national books-read ticker. ReadQuest supported our mission of promoting reading growth and our students gained valuable reading practice. We’re so proud of all our students.”


Renaissance Learning’s Accelerated Reader 360 is a K–12 program that engages students in personalized independent reading practice and close reading of nonfiction articles. The web-based program provides over 175,000 independent reading quizzes and 1,200 high-interest nonfiction articles.