Lodi Unified school's reading program has gone to the dogs
Ariana Lopez, left, gets some help from Jean Pack, center, as Sierrah Coppedge pats Woody on the head Wednesday at Wagner Holt Elementary School in Stockton. The Talewaggers reading program gives students the self-esteem to read aloud. Lopez and Coppedge are both in the second grade. Pack owns Woody, a therapy dog, and volunteers in the program. (Jennifer M. Howell/News-Sentinel)
Posted: Wednesday, May 6, 2009 10:00 pm
Small brown paw prints on the sidewalk guide the way to
Wagner-Holt Elementary's reading room.
Inside the welcoming room plastered with dog posters and a huge
rug, Ariana Lopez has chosen to read Dr. Suess' "Go Dog Go." As she
accurately goes from word to rhyming word, the second-grader holds
the book in one hand and lets 10-year-old Woody lick the other
Wednesday, May 6, 2009 10:00 pm.