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44 - CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, March 6 - March 12, 1998 Shields Scholastic Book Fair set March 9-13 Shields Elementary School, lo- cated on Savannah Road in Lewes, will host a Scholastic Book Fair on Monday, March 9, through Friday, March 13, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. A special community night will be held on Wednesday, March 11, from 6 to 8 p.m. Admission is free. This reading event will offer students, parents, teachers, and community the opportunity to see the latest works by popular au- thors and illustrators of books for young readers. Books featured in Scholastic Book Fair are carefully selected by a committee of reputable edi- tors and educators. Many hours are spent consider- ing hundreds of books from around the world in search of se- lections that excite and motivate students to become lifelong read- ers. Special attention is given to find books that will appeal to the emer- gent, the experienced and the re- luctant reader. Along with winners of presti- gious state and national awards, the Scholastic Book Fair will pre- sent hundreds of titles from more than 100 publishers. Included will be how-to books, biographies, timeless classics, teaching aids, software and a won- derful variety of the newest tides in children's literature. Proceeds from the fair will help Shields Elementary School gener- ate important funds for school projects. V ot To celebrate the birthday of Dr. Seuss, peer leaders at Rehoboth Elementary School read Dr. Seuss books to pre-kindergarten, kindergarten and first grade classes. The peer leaders include (back row, I-r) Laura McIlvain, Michael Danz, Ashleigh Martz, Matt Husbands and Jonelle Conquest; (front row) Cindy Hildebrand and Kristi Lucach. Not shown are Mary Mawlina, Christina Harper and Dina Roussos. MMS students wear words for reading month For these Milton Middle School students, reading even comes off the page and onto their shirts as they observe the culmination of"I Love to Read Month." Students in one of the classes that won coupons for McDonald's hamburgers for their reading efforts are (l-r) Andrew Kosky, Dominique Van- Clief, Brian Harpster and John Read. Their class had 100 per, cent participation on "Read Me Day," Feb. 25. Students, facul- ty and staff were all invited to wear an article of clothing that could be read. Staff coordinator of the project, Kathy Linde- mer, said that there was tremendous participation, with six classes earning a 100 percent mark. Lindemer, library media specialist, said that six winning classes were included in a drawing for coupons for McDonald's hamburgers. Rehoboth McDonald's owner Mike Meoli contributes the hamburgers. Included in the reading celebration was selected favorite passages read by eighth-graders. Those chosen to read to the entire school are Lauren Mazotta, "The Outsiders;" Jessica Horton, "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer;," and Christina Salz- man, 'qUo Kill a Mockingbird." The culmination of the reading celebration ended on Read Across America Day, March 2, and the birthday of Dr. Seuss. Shown reading during the Community Read at Rehoboth ]Beach Public Library on March 1 is Geri Williams, Rehoboth Elementary School first-grade teeacher and Delaware director of the National Education Association and president of the Catpe Henlopen Education Associa- tion. With her are Cape Region children (back row, l-r) Timo)thy Voss and Michael Voss of Re- hoboth Beach; (front row) Rachel Sadowski and Eric SadowsJki of Joy Beach; Kara Voss of Re- hoboth Beach and Jessica Rasenberg of Rehoboth Beach. Dr. Seuss 'onfnuea'ffom page g role models for other students. They are trained in conflict reso- lution by the YMCA Resource Center and there are currently 44 peer leaders at Rehoboth. At Rehoboth Public Library, be- tween 40 and 50 children tumecd out Monday, March 2, for la "Community Read" of Dr. Seusss, sponsored by the Cape Henlopern E'a'ucatlbn Association (CHEA J and the library. Mayors from Cape Region mu- nicipalities took timeout to read to the children, and Rehoboth Ele- mentary School teachers from kindergarten, first and second grades were also on hand, as was Mary Walker, assistant principal. Geri Williams, Rehoboth first- grade teacher and Delaware direc- tor of the National Education As- sociation andpresident of the CHEA, was instrumental in orga- nizing the event, which was also attended by Norman Poole, retired NEA director. ENGLISH IMPROVEMENT SERIES (NO. 8) Simply repeat the above sentence to yourself; then go on and complete the thought. "She plays better than he plays." You would not say "...better than him plays," would you? "He  is correct. "They like Jim better than me? / I?" Go ahead and complete the thought: "They like Jim better (than they) like I? Obviously not. "...they like me'is correct. You can apply the same correction technique in se- lecting the pronoun to follow the word "as" when it is used in comparing one thing with another. Donna could not type as welI as she? / her? Finish the thought: (...type as well as her could type? Hardly.) Use she.  Now get out your pencil. Check the correct pronoun. Sample: She can read faster than me Q 19. 1. I can predict the vote as well as he Q him 12. 2. The French are more circumspect than us Q we. 3. She likes Joe better than I n me Q. 4. We can read music faster than them 1 they l. Answe 1 - he; 2 - we; 3 - me; 4 - they I W Upgrade your En#ish, your job, your future  l Prepared by Ward Holm Tanzer Associas.