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One Class At A Time follow-up: Randi Rains

Earlier this month, MTN News went back to the classroom to see how One Class At A Time was helping students at Centerville School.

Special Education teacher Randi Rains purchased four Playaway books with her grant.

She said the audio books allow students to follow along with the text and minimizes distractions.

The books have also increased reading fluency and comprehension for her third through fifth graders while introducing new vocabulary.

5th grader Jonas Belmontez said he struggles with reading, but the Playway books have helped him stay engaged.

“I can’t really read well because I have dyslexia, and getting more reading in I’m starting to understand reading, and I like it,” he said.

Rains said she’s excited students now look forward to reading in her classroom.

“They come in that’s the first thing they want to do when they get here in the morning,” said Rains. “They want to sit down, they want to read, they want to listen to their stories, they want to pick up where they left off and it’s exciting because they are developing that love for learning and that excitement for wanting to sit down and read.”

To learn more about Our One Class At A Time program, click here.

Keeley Van Middendorp

Keeley Van Middendorp

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