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PV Lions project encourages reading

Penn Valley Lions Club members awarded Kindle e-readers to students at Wiliams Ranch and Pleasant Valley Schools this week . Pleasant Valley students were: Teran Baker – fourth grade, Josh Malak – fifth grade, Hannah Taff – sixth grade, Hannah Cassingham – seventh grade and Blake Altamirano – eighth grade.
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The Penn Valley Lions recently supported a Literacy Project that awarded Kindle e-readers to students at Pleasant Valley, Williams Ranch, Ready Springs and Vantage Point Charter.

The giveaway started last year, when the Penn Valley Lions gave one Kindle e-reader to a student in each grade level at those schools.

The 18 Kindles they provide to students are awarded via a random drawing.

During the “Great Reading Race,” students are encouraged to read to their hearts’ content, and test their comprehension via a district-wide tool called Accelerated Reader.

Students receive one entry into the drawing for each point they earn in testing.

Book points are determined in advanced based on grade/reading level, vocabulary and challenge.

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