Dayton third-graders read to help Hurricane Harvey victims

Dayton Public Schools' World of Wonder school

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Dayton Public Schools' World of Wonder school

Third-graders at Dayton Public School’s World of Wonder Elementary School will read for donations to help Hurricane Harvey victims.

Through the school’s “Reading to Respond” effort, the third-graders will ask a family member and staff at the school at 4411 Oakridge Drive to pledge a specific amount of money per word read in one minute.

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The amount raised will be counted at 10:30 a.m. Friday and donated to the Dayton chapter of the American Red Cross for Hurricane Harvey relief efforts.

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Dayton teachers said the reading practice gearing up for “The Big Read” will help students gain proficiency and learn the importance of community service by helping those in need.

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