NBA referees read to sixth-grade students at Martin Luther King Jr. K-8

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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.

The refs also have a Mentor Guide, so they know when to stop reading and can use the questions in the Guide to help them boost student comprehension and higher levels of thinking.

The books to be read include: “The Watsons Go to Birmingham,” “Achoo,” “The Lightning Thief” and “The Devil’s Arithmetic.”