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First Graders From 10 AISD Schools Show Off Their Reading Skills at the Travis County Exposition Center

Austin, TX—First grade students from Allan, Allison, Andrews, Barbara Jordan, Blanton, Galindo, Govalle, Oak Springs, Overton and Pease elementary schools get to show off their reading skills and learn more about horses during a visit to the Travis County Exposition Center Wednesday, May 2. The Horse Tales Literacy Project is sponsoring the event which offers the first graders an opportunity to learn about horses, including how to feed, groom and shoe them. The students will also get to read aloud to one another from the book, "Little Black, A Pony".

The Horse Tales Literacy Project, formerly Black Stallion Literacy Project, is a national literacy non-profit, award-winning organization whose mission is to help motivate high-risk students to develop a love of reading and thereby enhance their education and life. This is the fourth year the Austin group has brought the program to AISD schools.

Once the students arrive at the Exposition Center, groups of 20 will visit five learning stations, focused on feeding, grooming, tacking, shoeing and reading. A speaker will be available at each station to talk to the students and provide sight words for the students to recognize.

What: First-grade students show off their reading skills while learning about horses

When: 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 2

Where: Travis County Exposition Center, 7311 Decker Lane.