• Reading Programs

       We, at Mata, participate in many wonderful reading programs to help develop and sustain a lifelong interest in reading and literacy. These are just a few examples of what we do.
     

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    Texas Bluebonnet Award
     
    Students in 3rd-6th grades across Texas are encouraged to read five of the yearly Texas Bluebonnet Award nominees and vote for their favorite to help determine the winner. Mata students are introduced to the books during library classes and are encouraged to check them out and keep a log of books read and thoughts on each. Students who "read 5, then decide" are given a gift or incentive at the conclusion of the program in late February.
     
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    Book It!

    Pizza Hut Book-It!

     This program begins in October and continues through the end of March. Students get a free personal pan pizza based on meeting reading requirements that the teacher has set. The kids love it! Click on the icon above for more info.

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    Six Flags - Read to Succeed

     The Six Flags Read to Succeed program typically starts in January and concludes in early March. Students need to read six hours during that time and they win a free ticket to Six Flags Over Texas in Arlington, TX. Tickets are distributed in late May for use during the summer. Click on the logo above for more info.  Download this year's reading log, which is due to Mrs. Thompson by February 26.

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     Read Across America

    Read Across America

    Read across America is celebrated each year in conjunction with Dr. Seuss' birthday (March 2). Nationwide, students celebrate reading in various ways.  At Mata, and many schools in DISD, students read a Dr. Seuss book and are encouraged to dress up as one of his characters. (Check current calendars and news for participation details.)