On Thursday, February 18th we will be hosting an African American Read-In. Established in 1990 by the Black Caucus of the National Council of English Teachers (NCTE), the purpose of the read-in is to celebrate the vibrant contributions of African American authors and illustrators to children's literature. The AA Read-In aims to make literacy a central part of Black History Month. This year we will be reading Malcom Mitchell's My Very Favorite Book in the Whole Wide World. To hear Mitchell read his book please click on the button below.
We are excited to announce our "One School. One Book" selections for the 2020-2021 school year! This year we will be reading the BAT series by Elana Arnold! Our first book, A Boy Called BAT will be distributed the first week in December along with a reading calendar and response packet. These resources are also available by clicking the links below. In addition, be sure to check out the audio files of our teachers reading the chapters. Happy Reading!!
On November 2, 2020 we will kick-off this year’s literacy initiative “Reading is Our Superpower” by hosting a virtual fly-by with our favorite superheroes…the teachers of SHES! On this day, we ask that students wear their favorite superhero gear to celebrate reading! Students will also be receiving their Super Reader notebooks. The notebooks will be used to record all the books students read over the course of the 20-21 school year. Fly Eagles Fly!
Raising a Reader
In grades Pre-K 3, students and families will enjoy the gift of the “Raising a Reader” program. Raising a Reader is a revolving book library, where students receive a book bag filled with 3-4 books of their choosing to read for one week. Books are then returned and new books are supplied. The purpose of “Raising a Reader” is to ensure all students are engaged in nightly read-alouds with adults. Reading involves 17 brain regions that integrate hearing, vision, judgment, and memory. So reading to children is an easy way to help their brains grow!
To learn more about the wonderful reading initiatives going on at Snow Hill Elementary school, please contact Jen Spivey, Reading Resource Teacher at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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