Northport K-8 School teachers, reading coach Deb Mock, and media specialist Lynne Gruszka utilized a variety of means and modes to get students involved in the Just Read, Florida initiative “Celebrate Literacy!” Students from grades K-8 appeared on the morning announcements to talk about their love of reading and to recommend good books. Students worked on posters for a display themed, “Take the Lead and Read” and buddied up with students in other classes to hone reading skills and encourage the joy of reading. Students also were offered the opportunity to show off their writing skills by penning an essay titled, “What Freedom Do I Enjoy The Most,” offered by American Legion Post 318. Other fun reading opportunities offered to students were “Chew and Read Wednesday” and a vocabulary parade using the book “Miss Alaineous.”  Pictured, from left, with enjoyable books are seventh grade student Samia Sides, and eighth grade students Ashley Robertson, Calvin Ward, Loveguerson Fleurine, Alexis Jones and Melinda Said. The week of January 14 -18 has been designated “Celebrate Literacy Week” by the state of Florida.