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Literacy program at Orangebrook Elementary encourages early reading habits

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Kindergarten students at  Orange Brook Elementary School celebrated Jumpstart Read for the Record by having the book Quackers read to the them by community leaders including police officers and personnel from a nearby hospital.

School administrators also participated in the event. It was part of a Broward County Public Schools effort on October 19 to encourage reading the in the early grades. Students in grades K-2 participated in reading events.

“We want to expose children to reading at the early grades,” said Suzette Ledesma, an assistant principal at Orange Brook.

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The book Quackers is a story about a kitten among ducks who begins to identify with the ducks. “The point of the story is to show children that it is OK to be different,” said Ledesma.  The kindergarten students got to the take the books home.

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David Volz
David Volz
David Volz has been a reporter for Hollywood Gazette since 2011 and has worked for numerous community news publications throughout South Florida over the past two decades including the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, Miami Herald and South Florida Business Journal. He is a Professor in the Business department at Broward College and the editor of the Coral Springs Connection, an online community news website. He covers city government, schools, sports events, cultural activities, faith groups and workplaces.

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