In a great feat of reading, students in Northport K-8 second grade teacher Denise Fields’ class went above and beyond participating in the One Hundred Book Challenge program the last nine weeks of school. All students in Mrs. Fields’ class excelled and the entire class reached 100 steps in the program. Each step is a 15 minute reading increment. Students read 15 minutes in class, then another 15 minutes at home with parent partnership.  Parents must sign the reading log to verify reading time. The challenge books are leveled and specifically selected to meet the needs and interests of individual students. The top reader in Mrs. Fields’ class read for 250 minutes with parental partnership. The One Hundred Book Challenge program at Northport allows young students to read with interest and voracity. Pictured with her students is Denise Fields, left, with reading coach Deb Mock.