Lincoln Student Wins National Reading Marathon Grand Prize
Alan has read a total of 57 books and completed 1,313 literacy activities to become one of the top 10 winners of the National Imagine Language & Literacy Winter Read-a-Thon Contest. The price? A Fire tablet and a solar powered backpack, plus a $ 50 Amazon gift card for her teacher Lallaine Hauser.
The Image Learning program differs for each student based on their grade level and skill level, so students are assessed before they begin.
“When you assess a student, we assess their reading and comprehension level,” said principal Tammy Peterson. “It’s an adaptive test… so it’s based on their level and then it just keeps getting harder. As this student achieves a specific skill level, they continue their momentum with more difficult skills. “
Hauser said all lessons are based on the fourth grade curriculum.
To be chosen as a winner, students had to read at least 240 minutes with the Imagine Learning program, but Hauser said Alan reads a lot more than that.
“Every time he came home he was spending time with Imagine Learning right away… so I’m so proud of him,” she said.
Alan received a lot of support from his father.
“I sent all the letters about the program to each parent, then the challenge information, and their dad really helped them spend time in Imagine Learning every day,” Hauser said.
Alan said he didn’t like reading much before the show, but likes it more now.
“I learned to read words better,” he said.
Alan was looking forward to the fun of playing games and changing his avatar.
“You can also buy characters and customize them your way,” he said.
Hauser and Peterson are both proud of their student.
“One thing for me as a director that I really celebrate is his dedication to his learning and the momentum he has maintained,” said Peterson.