At our middle school campuses, we foster a love of reading that we hope will carry on with our students as they grow into adults. Our middle schoolers can check out books in their classroom library to read during independent reading time. Every month, students are recognized for the number of words that they read. Students who read a certain number of words during the month are recognized in community meeting and receive a personalized bookmark, a treat at lunch and a t-shirt. For students who REALLY love to read and read over 1 million words during the school year, they are “crowned” during the community meeting.