Gabby Nolfi, a first-grader at Montour Elementary School, reads with a flashlight during a classroom activity called Flashlight Fridays, Dec. 15, 2017.
First-grade teacher Debbie Walker, of Montour Elementary School, was browsing Pinterest when she came across a low-tech activity to help her students get excited about reading: Flashlight Fridays.
Every Friday, the first-graders spend a few minutes with a good book and read by flashlight. Walker says giving students the freedom to choose a comfortable spot in the room during the activity–at their desk, under a table or snuggled in a book boat–motivates them to focus.
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