“Moving into Meaning” Focuses on Reading Skills
February 25 Foundation program helps parents of children ages 7 and up
One of the most common complaints teachers and librarians hear is “my child hates to read!” With full schedules of after-school activities and distractions of video games and computers, too many children these days forego the pleasure of sitting quietly and enjoying a book.
What’s a parent to do? Three experts will offer advice at “Moving into Meaning: Helping Young Readers Develop a Reading Toolbox,” a special program to be held on Wednesday, February 25.
Joan Knox and Leslie Overbye, reading specialists at Fay School in Southborough, plus Jill Cordon, a Fay speech and language pathologist, will provide strategies and suggest hands-on activities for parents to use at home.
The Fay experts will explore how young readers move to the stage of reading for meaning. They will discuss how to teach children to understand the sequence of events in stories (beginning, middle and end) to help children increase reading comprehension.
The three will also explore ways to make read-aloud sessions more enjoyable for children and parents, as well as tips on how to encourage independent reading.
A question and answer period is included. Those attending can discuss their particular concerns with the experts and get individual responses.
The program is sponsored by the Goodnow Library Foundation. It is part of its 2014-2015 Programs for Parents series.
“Moving into Meaning” starts at 7:30 pm in the first floor meeting room. A reception with the speakers will follow. The program is free and open to the public.
The Goodnow Library is located at 21 Concord Rd., Sudbury.