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Rowland Elementary School to Host PTA Family Reading Experience, Powered by Kindle

Rowland Elementary School to Host PTA Family Reading Experience, Powered by Kindle

Rowland Elementary School PTA will host a free PTA Family Reading Experience event at 6:00 on March 13th for second and third graders. The session for kindergarten and first grade scheduled for March 12th will be rescheduled at a later date. Children from Rowland and their families will be invited to visit a series of stations where they can participate in a variety of interactive reading games that highlight key reading skills such as phonological awareness, phonics, fluency, comprehension, and vocabulary—using both physical books and e-books. To encourage similar activities at home, each family will also receive a special game board to take home with them.


WHO:   Rowland Elementary School Children and their families


WHAT: The PTA Family Reading Experience, Powered by Kindle is a set of free activities that engage the entire family. The nationwide program, created in collaboration with Amazon Kindle, is designed to help teach strategies to parents and other adults for participating in their children’s (K-5) reading process, with the goals of improving their children’s reading comprehension and motivation.


WHEN: March 13, 2014 (second / third grade) from 6:00 – 7:30 pm; March 12th session for KG/First Grade to be Rescheduled


WHERE: Rowland Elementary School Gymnasium


WHY: A recent study shows that one-third of public school fourth graders score below basic levels on reading exams and two-thirds of low-income families in the U.S. have no age appropriate books in their homes for children. Children develop a love of reading when parents are consistently involved, especially children between the ages of 7-11 who are graduating from picture books to chapter books. At this age they are beginning to explore everything that reading has to offer. In fact, parental involvement and access to books has a greater impact on kids’ reading skills than household income, according to the 2013 Kids & Family Reading Report by Scholastic.

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