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Pizza Hut’s Reservation! The program is back

Pizza Hut’s Reservation! The program is back and will also be in the digital space this year. The basic principle remains the same to lure students into reading more with the lure of free pizza. Students will have to reach specific reading goals set for them by educators. Reading goals can be the number of books read, the number of pages, or the number of minutes spent reading. The flexibility in setting reading goals is a deliberate attempt to ensure that the maximum number of students with all reading skills are included in the program.

After completing a reading goal, students earn Book It! Certificate of Reading Award which can be used to get a completely free Personal Pan Pizza from Pizza Hut. Each student can earn up to six certificates per school year, which means up to half a dozen free pizzas to get. The program has been in place since 1984, and more than 65 million students have already eaten their free pizza in the US. The program is valid from 1 October to 31 March each year.

But teachers and homeschooled parents now have the option to sign up for the digital version of Pizza Hut Book It! Schedule this time through the website set up for it. In this way, educators now have the option to connect and communicate with students and parents in online ways. That’s not all, this time around three free e-books are offered for parents to download and enjoy with their ward. Free ebooks – Ruby Redfort Look In My Eyes by Lauren Child, those shoesby Maribeth Boelts and Leroy Ninker Saddle Up – Downloadable from Book It! Free ebook Amazon page.

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According to some key findings from Reading is Fundamental, a nationwide literacy nonprofit, 34 percent of children starting kindergarten simply don’t have the skills they need to learn to read. Also worrying is that 65 percent of 4th graders read below their own grades. In addition, the rate of ‘students graduating from high school at or above reading proficiency’ is only 37 percent. No doubt, the research revealed that about 8,000 students drop out of high school a day.

Pizza Hut Book It is just that trend! It aims to reverse the program and make reading fun for kids.