January 5, 2012
Six Flags Offers Free Tickets to Students to Promote Literacy
2012 ‘Read to Succeed’ Registration Now Open for K-6 Teachers and Students
Six Flags Over Texas and Discovery Education are partnering together to offer free admission to the Arlington theme park for K-6 students who participate in Read to Succeed, an online program geared toward encouraging students to read outside of the classroom.
Students who complete six hours of non-school related reading, such as picture books, newspapers, comic books, novels and nonfiction materials, are eligible to earn a free admission ticket. Teachers with 10 or more students who participate in and complete the program are also eligible to earn a free ticket. Read to Succeed online registration is now open for all schools at http://discoveryeducation.com/readtosucceed.
“In 2011, nearly 3,200 schools participated in this program,” said Steve Martindale, Six Flags Over Texas Park President. “Our goal is to get more interest this year by encouraging teachers who haven’t participated in the program to register their classrooms and help create a passion for reading for their students.”
The Discovery Education ‘Read to Succeed’ website has plenty of classroom and at-home resources which focus on extending that passion beyond the classroom. Suggested reading lists combined with puzzles, lesson plans, and multimedia resources help increase student engagement as the books’ themes and concepts spring to life. At home, parents can extend learning with activities that incorporate and build upon classroom reading themes.
The deadline for registration is March 1. Teachers are highly encouraged to register as soon as possible to give their students plenty of time to complete the required six hours of reading. A free online webinar will be made available for participants interested in the program on January 10 at http://readtosucceed.discoveryeducation.com.
For more information or to register for the Read to Succeed program, visit http://discoveryeducation.com/readtosucceed.