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.
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
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.