Three referees from the National Basketball Referees Association (NBRA) read to sixth-grade students at Martin Luther King Jr. K-8 School on November 13, part of the group’s new “Time Out for Reading” program.
Time Out is a mentoring program and joint partnership between Scholastic Inc. and the NBRA. Referees from the NBRA commit one hour of their time, once a month, to read to sixth-grade students in NBA cities.The program is designed to deepen literacy and to instill a love of reading in students.
Juniors from Sacramento New Technology High School wrote historical fiction stories set during the time of the Great Depression and Dust Bowl. The stories were an assignment for American History/English 11.
The stories were written in groups and a few of the teams illustrated their text. The stories highlighted trials and tribulations of their fictional characters as a way to learn about the time period.
The unit culminated with a reception at the Robbie Waters Pocket-Greenhaven Library where the top six stories will be on display for the next month.