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John Hancock Charter School - November 8, 2021

Dyad Reading

Dyad Reading has shown to be an effective technique in supporting young and developing readers. It is easy to do and can be done every day just before bed when you read with your child.

What is Dyad Reading?

  1. Share one book and sit side by side.
  2. Both read aloud – The adult a little louder and faster.
  3. Track with one finger beneath the text.
  4. Keep eyes on the words.
  5. Write down unknown words and talk about them.
  6. Have fun!

Learn more at UEN by clicking here.

Read Aloud to Your Child

PBS Kids Reading Marathon


Children (ages preschool - 6th grade) are encouraged to read 20 minutes per day or 600 minutes total throughout the month. From December 1-15 parents will then go on to our PBS website and log their minutes for AMAZING prizes around town during 2022!

Each Reading Marathon participant will receive a personalized Adventure Pass which will give them the following:

  • FREE entrance to Hogle Zoo

  • FREE entrance to Red Butte Garden

  • FREE entrance to Tracy Aviary

  • FREE entrance to Clark Planetarium

  • HALF PRICE entrance to Discovery Gateway

  • FREE entrance to the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art

  • FREE entrance to the Ogden Nature Center (2 adults and 2 children)

  • FREE entrance to the Natural History Museum of Utah

  • FREE book from The City Library

  • FREE book from Intermountain Therapy Animals

  • **ONE child's visit per venue with accompanying adult

Attached are Reading Logs (in English and Spanish), general information, as well as website links below.

There are resources on our PBS Utah website and PBS Learning Media Library.

Happy Reading!

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Board Election

There are currently 2 board positions available, Parent Liasion and Vice-Chair. If you are interested in participating in the election, send Mrs. Adamic your resume and a letter of intent stating your qualification and why you want to serve on the board. All resumes and letters of intent are due at 1 pm on Friday, November 12, 2021, to email address Letters are limited to 1 page and resumes are limited to 2 pages.

Parents will be emailed the candidates' resumes and letters of intent on Nov. 19th. The election will take place online using Qualtric beginning on Monday, Nov. 22nd at 9:30 am and will close at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, November 23rd.