17.7 Million Words!

Washington Middle School Read 180 student

When given the opporutunity to show just how much they were reading, the Read 180 students and teachers at Franklin, Lewis & Clark, Washington, and Wilson Middle Schools took on the first ever district-wide Read 180 Words Read Competition!  In addition to reading exciting books such as The Hunger Games, The Outsiders, and The Giver, the students were competing for bragging rights and a trophy which will be housed at the winning school until the end of next semester.

Collectively, the middle school Read 180 students read 17,712,327 words between April 10 and May 31!  That breaks down to an average of 43,000 words per Read 180 student.  Washington Middle School’s Read 180 classes were the first winner of the Read 180 Words Read Competition.  Washington Middle School Read 180 students collectively read 4,988,038 words between April 10 and May 31, an average of 56,000 per student.

Congratulations to all Read 180 students for accepting the reading challenge! A special congratulations Washington Middle School Read 180 students for reading the most words since April 10.  A huge thank you to all of our Read 180 teachers who make such an incredible difference in students’ lives!  In a competion like this everyone wins!  

“To learn to read is to light a fire; every syllable that is spelled out is a spark.” —Victor Hugo Washington Middle School Read 180 Teachers

Source: Yakima School District