The Beattie Bookworm Club is an optional reading program at Beattie that encourages everyone to read! It’s a fact that even pre-readers benefit from having their parents read to them and spending time with books. Pointing out words and letters and talking about the pictures is perfect for younger primary students.
For all students, more time spent reading improves their vocabulary, increases their success in school, and increases test scores.
The Beattie Bookworm Club is designed to encourage reading by acknowledging and rewarding students when they accomplish a significant goal. After recording 1000 minutes of time (about 16 hours) spent in reading activities, students turn in a completed reading record to the Media Center. Recording minutes can begin as soon as they pick up a reading record. Bookworm Club members receive a ribbon, their name is read aloud during weekly announcements, and their name is added to the Beattie Bookworm Club bulletin board in the Media Center.