Six Flags and Discovery Education are extending the notion of reading for amusement.
The companies are joining forces on the 2012 Read to Succeed campaign, an online-based educational program designed to inspire school-aged students to engage in recreational reading. 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 through 2012.
Registration is now open for schools across the country on the Read to Succeed website. The online hub features classroom and at-home resources provided by Discovery Education that include suggested reading lists, puzzles, lesson plans and multimedia resources. Plus, teachers with 10 or more students who participate in and complete the program are also eligible to earn a free ticket.
For more than 20 years, Six Flags, the world’s largest regional theme park with 19 locations across the US, Canada and Mexico, has worked to promote literacy among US kids.