NEA's Read Across America Day!

2 x 2 + 20 = good oral health and literacy habits

This Read Across America program is to deliver a message to students that they should start having good oral health and literacy habits.

Read Across America

Friday, March 1st 2013 at 3:30pm

Benjamin Hooks Main Library

To participate at Ridgeway High, students can donate a new children's book on or before March 1st either to Ms. Holden or Ms. Flowers. You can also contact your local school, education association. library, bookstore, or local chapter of a national NEA's Read Across America partner organization about events that are taking place in your community.

Facts about Children Literacy

Children who are read to more frequently...

- 26% of children who were read to three or four times in the last week by a family member recognized all letters of the alphabet

- count to 20, or higher than those who were not (60% vs. 44%)

- write their own names (54% vs. 40%)

- read or pretend to read (77% vs. 57%)

The Purpose

Motivating children to read is an important factor in student achievement and creating lifelong successful readers. Research has shown that children who are motivated and spend more time reading do better in school.