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North Woods International helps to break world reading record

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Sara DePaolo Sara DePaolo
La Crosse, WI (WXOW) -

Students at North Woods International participated in an attempt to break a world reading record. 

The 11th Annual Jumpstart Read for the Record campaign gets students from around the world to join together, and share the largest international reading experience.

Between staff and students, around 425 participants moved among different stations outdoors, reading pages from this year's book choice, "The Bear Ate Your Sandwich" by Julia Sarcone-Roach.

"Being outside, just being active, is another way for them to enjoy reading, but to make it fun also," Sara DePaolo, North Woods International Title 1, K-5th Grade Teacher said. "It gets the kids up and actively participating with a book." 

The constant movement is a method that not only got kids excited for reading in the moment, but is aimed at creating a lifelong passion for books. 

"Just trying to keep it fun and keep them moving at the same time. It's to get them actively participating and hoping that they are all going to do some more reading and home or at school, and just enjoy reading," added DePaolo.

Since 2006, the National Read for the Record campaign has mobilized over 17 million people to pick up books.

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