Oakland Charter High School Implements DAILy d.e.a.r. Program (Drop everything and read) for their students and staff
OAKLAND, CA - Oakland Charter High School recently implemented a daily D.E.A.R. program where students and staff "Drop Everything and Read" for 30 minutes each day. Each student has the opportunity to select a book of their choice and spend 20 minutes reading, five minutes writing in a journal, and five minutes discussing their book with their peers.
"D.E.A.R. creates an authentic opportunity for students and staff to share space and read together," says Adam Huwitz, Psychology teacher at Oakland Charter High School. "It promotes literacy in addition to building classroom community just sharing a peaceful space together."
Since starting D.E.A.R. at OCHS, students have enjoyed reading new books and improving their reading skills.
"The D.E.A.R. program has impacted me because now I read a lot more than I used to," says Luis Soberanis-Pacheco, a junior at Oakland Charter High School. "I almost never picked up any books besides textbooks that I needed to study so this is a good hobby I can use in the future."
To learn more about Oakland Charter High School, visit us at amethodschools.org/OCHS.