November Literacy & Learning News
"Reading at home should be about curiosity, discovery, and exploration. It's great, of course, to support your child while she's learning the mechanics of reading at school, but your most important job is more profound: to foster a love of reading. So leave the lessons to the classroom; don't put it on yourself to make your child hit particular targets. Your job is to make this a pleasure." pg 48.
This quote comes from the book How to Raise a Reader. Along with great tips and help to reassure parents as we are supporting our developing readers, the authors of this book also have great suggestions of book titles to help you lead your child down the path of loving reading.
Many books about helping children to love reading end as children finish first grade. This book is unique in that it helps parents to support their children as readers all the way through their teen years. I also liked the format - you can really just pick out the section you want to read based on the age of the child you have in mind. We have just ordered two copies of the book and they will soon be in the parent resource section of our MPQ library. It is worth checking out!
Parent Book Club Discussion
Title 1 Corner
Title 1 information
The Title 1 Plan has goals that fall under three areas: Student Academic Goals, Parent and Family Engagement Goals, and Staff Development Goals.
One of the Student Academic goals is to improve student learning by developing engagement in reading through a positive attitude toward reading within the school community.