Brewton Elementary School

Jun 27, 2022 by Anita Reid

Brewton Elementary Book Club

School of Distinction AwardBrewton City Schools

Principal, Mr. Barry Wood

Superintendent, Dr. Kenneth Varner

Brewton Elementary School’s (BES) Book Club was designed to encourage and ignite a love of reading in students from kindergarten through fourth grade. The Book Club encouraged students to read books of personal interest while expanding their word knowledge and providing rich literacy experiences that enhanced both comprehension and reading fluency. Students recorded completed activities in Reading Logs. Rewards were given to students through acknowledgement during morning announcements, grade level parties and Book Club certificates. The community of Brewton partnered with the school to celebrate students’ successes by providing gift certificates and merchandise from local stores and restaurants. Book Club inspired students to read daily at home or with community reading partners and tiger buddies. Students were provided additional opportunities to participate in Book Club through volunteer reader programs and read-alouds in the school library. English Language learners were also supported through encouraging parents to read in native languages at home while growing and enhancing their knowledge of English during the school day. The BES motto, “Everybody Learns, Every Day,” was supported through the Book Club and ensured every student was actively engaged in improving literacy by promoting reading at home and at school.