Student of the Week Brooklyn Van-Deraa
ST. MARYS, Ga. -- An 8-year old student in Camden County is the top reader in her class and one of the top readers in her entire school. Brooklyn Van-Deraa is our Student of the Week.
Brooklyn Van-Deraa is in 3rd grade at Sugarmill Elementary School. She loves to go to the library because she loves books. "I like to read chapter books the best because I can imagine the pictures in my mind."
She reads all the time and is already reading books way beyond her years. "I like Harry Potter books. So far I've read 3 and when I finish this one it will be 4."
She just started reading the latest Harry Potter book a couple of days ago and she's almost finished.
She already received 150 Accelerated Reader points, which according to her teacher, Erin Yackel, is very good.
"Brooklyn definitely loves to read. She always has a book in her hands. She probably reads more often then most of my students and she has a very advanced reading level as well."
When asked how she feels about becoming a great reader at her young age, Brooklyn smiled and said, 'I smile a lot about it.'
With all the books left to read in the library, she will continue to smile even more.
First Coast News