"Daily Reading Is The Key To A Child's SUCCESS In School And In Life."
Recommended Grade Levels: K-3
Duration of Event: 1 1/2 Hours
The children will be engaged in an exciting, fun, and educational read-aloud session. A pre-selected story is read to the entire group of 8 or more children. The story is read with much expression and intonation. Story props and other items will be used to build interest and enhance the lesson or theme of the story. The interactive read-aloud experience will help each child develop comprehension and vocabulary skills, as well as oral language and listening skills. Literacy terminology like author, illustrator, and genre will be introduced, as well. Fun follow-up activities, such as a BINGO literacy game with a chance to win prizes or a simple art project, are available options. The entire read-aloud session can be customized to fit a specific theme and the needs of the group. Children absolutely love listening to and participating in read-aloud experiences. They will leave the session overjoyed and eager to read books every day!
Recommended Grade Levels: 4th - 8th
Duration of Event: 1 1/2 Hours - 2 Hours
The children will receive the same age-appropriate chapter book about 2-weeks prior to the actual meeting with the expectation that it will be COMPLETELY read by ALL participants before the meeting date. It is highly recommended that the participants be grouped by grade level. During the book club discussion session, the facilitator will guide the students through the book, chapter-by-chapter, discussing the setting, genre, characters, major events, themes, plot problems, and solutions. The facilitator will also focus on comprehension, vocabulary, and oral language skills. During the session, the participants will make connections, answer and ask questions in an open discussion about the book. Story props and role-playing may be used to enhance and deepen comprehension levels. Participants may be asked to volunteer to read excerpts from the story, as well. It is a good idea to provide beverages and snacks for the participants to enjoy during the session. This is a great opportunity for the participants to gather among their peers while strengthening their literacy skills.
Grade Levels: All Grade Levels, Parents, and Family Members
Duration of Event: Varies
This fun-filled event is designed for all children and their family members to come together and engage in a variety of exciting literacy stations may include, but are not limited to SIGHT WORD BINGO, ALPHABET BINGO, ANIMALS BINGO, DICTIONARY SCAVENGER HUNT, WORD SEARCHES, A READING CORNER, LITERACY PUZZLES, BOARD GAMES, and SIMPLE ARTS & CRAFTS ACTIVITIES. Prizes, raffles, giveaways, and snacks are additional options that may be added to make the event more exciting. In order to create more enthusiasm and increase attendance at the event, a poetry contest, an essay contest, or an art contest may be offered. The winners can be announced, and prizes awarded at the end of the event. The family literacy activities can be customized to match a theme, as well.
This event is a sure way for children and their families to spend time together having fun in the name of literacy!
Recommended For: K-3 Parents and Guardians
Duration of Events: 1 1/2 Hours
This awesome workshop is designed to equip parents and guardians with important information, "do-now" strategies, beneficial tips, and great resources which, when implemented, will help parents build a strong reading foundation for their children. Parents and guardians will be shown examples of literacy tools that help promote reading skills. Some of the topics that will be presented are:" Importance of Reading", "Attitudes Towards Reading", "Daily Reading Practices", "Book Access", "Motivating Reluctant Readers", "Monitoring Screen Time", and "How To Create A Literacy Bag". Parents and guardians will have an opportunity to ask questions of "The Literacy Lady" and share any reading challenges and successes they have experienced. They will leave this workshop with a plethora of ways to foster lifelong readers.