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Fourth-graders Peter Vanbatavia, Luke Kosel, Emily Kjenaas and Eli Fosman hold out the books they are currently reading for the Accelerated Reading program. Each student has different reading tastes, from mysteries to animal books. They are motivated by points and the chance to win prizes and spend most of their free time reading. (Anna Erickson/Enterprise)

Park Rapids readers motivated by points, rewards

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Park Rapids students have become motivated to read through the Accelerated Reader program.

Accelerated Reader is a computer software program that helps teachers manage and monitor students' reading. Connie Fondow is the administrator of the program for Century School.


"The best part is that it's fair for every student," she said.

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