The fifth-grade teacher was seeking a way to improve her students’ reading scores.
The North Grove Elementary School students’ test scores were below average again after a test in December, just as they had been every time since second grade. Joyce Rogers was trying to come up with ideas to turn the grades around. These kids had to become better readers.
During winter break, her husband read an article about Indiana University basketball player Jordan Hulls and the hours he put in practicing and improving his shooting so that he could play for his hometown Hoosiers. Her husband suggested reading it to her class to motivate them.