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Havre third-graders read a million words

 

January 10, 2017

Havre Daily News/Floyd Brandt

Aiyana Kirn and Ela Harber pose for a photograph Monday in Lincoln-McKinley Primary School. Each girl has read more than 1 million words since the start of the school year.

Lincoln-McKinley Primary School third-graders Aiyana Kirn and Ela Harber have each read more than 1 million words this partway through the school year.

Jane Leinwand, the girls' teacher, said the girls are in the Accelerated Reader program. This program is used by Havre Public Schools to assess a student's reading level, determine if a student has completed reading a book, and suggest other books at that level.

Leinwand credited the girls' persistence and their parents for their literary feat.

"They're just good readers. ... They're hard workers. Their parents really encourage them to r...



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