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Lennox teacher stars reading club for boys

Lennox teacher Alex Carrera (Brad Graverson / Staff Photographer)

Lennox teacher Alex Carrera (Brad Graverson / Staff Photographer)

Alex Carrera is a fourth-grade teacher at Felton Elementary School came up with the idea for “Diego’s Dudes” a reading club that involves her, a handful of boys who struggle with reading and Diego, the mascot of the club and the calmest of Carrera’s three Chihuahuas.

This fall, the small group began meeting three days a week, sitting on the floor of the empty classroom while the rest of the boys and girls romp outside during recess. For 15 minutes, the four boys read out loud passages from books of their own choosing while Carrera moderates. (Then they join their classmates for the second half of recess.) As for Diego, well, he tends to just lay on the floor and blink.

Read full story by Rob Kuznia http://www.dailybreeze.com/news/ci_23301198/lennox-teacher-lauded-starting-reading-club-boys?source=rss_viewed


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