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Six Flags and Discovery Education Promote Literacy Among K-6 Students with 'Read to Succeed' Program

Posted Nov 25, 2011
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Six Flags Entertainment Corporation and Discovery Education have announced that Read to Succeed, an online-based educational program designed to inspire K-6 students to engage in recreational reading, will continue to award complimentary tickets to students across the country.  Read to Succeed is an extension of both companies' commitment to supporting academic achievement and improving literacy across the U.S., according to the announcement. Students who complete six hours of non-school-related reading, such as picture books, newspapers, comic books, novels and nonfiction materials, are eligible to earn a free admission ticket to a participating Six Flags theme park. Teachers with 10 or more students who participate in and complete the program are also eligible to earn a free ticket. Read to Succeed registration is now open for all schools across the country online at

The Read to Succeed website equips teachers and parents with tools designed to instill students with a passion for reading. The site is full of classroom and at-home resources provided by Discovery Education. Suggested reading lists combined with puzzles, lesson plans and multimedia resources help increase student engagement as the books' themes and concepts spring to life. At home, parents can extend learning with activities that incorporate and build upon classroom reading themes.

To help teachers better understand the new features and updates to the Read to Succeed program, including how to register and submit student reading hours, a free archived webinar is available online at

For more information or to register for the Read to Succeed program, visit

Source: Discovery Education,

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