Oak Park district opens the book on new reading, writing program

Kids can pursue their own interests


PAGE TURNERS—Students find comfortable places to sit and read in an Oak Park school. The elementary schools purchased new furniture to help encourage a love of reading among the kids. STEPHANIE BERTHOLDO Acorn Newspapers

Reading and writing aren’t what they used to be. At the three elementary schools in Oak Park, students are no longer required to sit at their desks to read, nor are they required to write reports on the same book.

This year, students are being offered a variety of books to...

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