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September 27, 2006
Teachers Melissa Gamble and Tiffany Bolding at Grove Elementary School, 10202 E. 62 nd St., received a $1,500 grant from Cox Communications to help spur student interest in reading.
Grove Elementary School is adopting a new method aimed to improve students’ reading, language and critical thinking skills, Bolding said.
“The Reading Games to ‘Croak’ About program uses the Frog System Learning Games, a best practice named in the No Child Left Behind Act, to teach and reinforce these skills,” Bolding said. “Students perceive these games as ‘fun games’ rather than classroom assignments.”
Over the last five years, this program has helped more than 900 students increase their test scores, motivation, reading, language and critical thinking skills, she said, adding these games correlate with Union ’s own assessment programs.