Pizza Hut continues to offer a creative way to encourage young readers. Read books, eat pizza. It is as simple as that. The Book It! program has been a unique tool in motivating young people to pick up a book and read by recognizing their reading accomplishments with a free pizza.
The teacher establishes monthly reading goals for each student that can be tailored to his reading ability. If a student is not yet reading independently, a parent or other reader may read to the child to help him achieve his goal. Once the student has achieved his reading goal at the end of the month, he is rewarded with a Reading Award Certificate that can be redeemed at any participating Pizza Hut restaurant for a personal pan pizza.
Participation is easy for teachers who can enroll their students through their school. All materials (ex: Reading Reward Certificates) for the program are provided for free to schools. Students in schools across the nation have participated in the Book It! program, which has been easily adapted to work with other educational initiatives in the school.
According to the Book It! program website, there were six schools (Jackson Careers and Technology Magnet Elementary School, Jackson Christian School, Lincoln Magnet Elementary School, Northeast Middle School, Pope Elementary School and Thelma Barker Elementary School) in the Jackson area that participated in the program during the 2015-2016 school year. It would be great to see those numbers increase.
Registration is now open for the 2016-2017 Book IT! program, which begins October 1 and ends March 31. Students attending all schools (homeschool, private and public) are eligible to participate. If your child attends a private or public school, they will need to register through their school. If a your child is homeschooled, you may register online. Eligible students must be in kindergarten through sixth grades and ages five through 12 years old. All participating kindergarteners must be five (5) years old by September 1, 2016 to participate. The program is only open to schools and not clubs or organizations. This offer is open to students in the United States.
Enrollments will be accepted through September 1st. Register your homeschool student or school today!
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