Scraggy Chefs

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To enhance students’ reading experience, elementary school librarian Selinda Moore has whipped up a new reading incentive program called Scraggy Chefs.

Through the program, students are motivated to borrow cookbooks and, with the help of their families, create the dishes they’ve read about. They have made everything from cupcakes and pizza to more exotic dishes such as sushi. They are also encouraged to celebrate their culinary successes by submitting photos of their dishes for prominent display in the school library.  

“This program boosts students’ reading skills while honing in on other interdisciplinary skills, such as math and science,” said Moore. “Students are learning to follow directions, as well as the importance of sequencing, while strengthening their fine motor skills.”