Posted: Apr 25, 2012 7:57 AM by Laura Wilson (KAJ News)
Updated: Apr 25, 2012 7:58 AM
COLUMBIA FALLS- A Columbia Falls High School teacher has been trying to incorporate special reading materials into her curriculum to make learning more exciting for her students, but until now she had no way to pay for that extra expense.
But thanks to the help of Allegiance Benefit Plan Management and Montana's News Station, Special Education teacher Carrie O'Reilly will now be able to buy more books for each of her classes next year.
The interactive books educated students using teenage-related topics, and are a way to help students relate better to their school curriculum. O'Reilly hopes the new materials will encourage students to read more outside the classroom as well.
"I think it will increase their reading and their interests-and hopefully incorporate more reading in their daily lives. A lot of our kids don't go home and read, which is normal after eight hours of learning all day. Maybe it will kind of spark their interests and see how easy it is to pick up a book," O'Reilly said.
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