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8/22/16 1:02 A

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Good job! As a librarian, I love to see projects that encourage kids to read, and a book club is a great way to do that.

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8/19/16 1:14 P

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For my Girl Scout Gold Award, I started a book club at at a community center for children in a low income area within my city. The issue I addressed in my project was improving literacy and reading comprehension in 4th and 5th grade children at Wesley Rankin Community Center in order to inspire a love of reading. The class in the after school program at the community center included 15 4th and 5th graders. I believed that enjoying reading would help the kids do well academically and also enjoy learning, two things that would help them excel in school. I picked 4th and 5th graders because of something I saw when volunteering when Wesley Rankin over the summer; there was a lot of focus on developing the reading skills of the smaller children (1st-3rd grade) so that they would have a strong reading base as they continued their education; although, the reading program became a lot less rigorous as they got older, and as a result the 4th and 5th graders who slipped through the cracks from the beginning and low reading levels were destined to struggle throughout the rest of their education. In my project, I started a book club so that the children at the Wesley Rankin Community Center would gain enthusiasm for reading, and also a reinforce and develop reading skills that will help them succeed throughout their education.


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