Trixi came home today with good news. She was given the Scholastic Star Reader Award. The award came with a gold medal and a pack of Scholastic books. In their school library, Scholastic offers books with their Lexile measure on the cover. The idea is for readers to read books within their Lexile range for optimum comprehension. Reading within that range allows the student to grow. They encounter some difficulty in the process, but not enough to frustrate them or discourage them. I am grateful that Trixi was given this award and hope that it will further encourage her to become a life-long reader. I am also grateful to Scholastic for promoting reading to the children of today.