Importance of Reading
As with most schools, we are always focused on developing the literacy skills and levels of our students. In other words, we are striving to help our students become more proficient readers and writers. Being able to read is important, but if students don’t understand what they are reading, the reading process may become frustrating for them. Teachers are constantly utilizing best practices to enhance the ability of our students to understand what they are reading.
We invite you as parents to be part of this process by showing that you value reading as well. I once read a quote that said, "Children are made readers on the laps of their parents." (1994) ~ Emilie Buchwald This quote speaks to the importance of a parent role model in the area of reading.
The following is a list of ideas that parents may use to encourage and promote reading. The list is an excerpt from "Tips for Parents About Reading" and it is published by the Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory’s Comprehensive Center, Region X and Curriculum and Instruction Services. It is used with permission.
Things to do:
Thank you for being an active "partner in learning" in the education of your child.
Mr. D. Sweeney