Want your kids to read more? Dr. Michele Valdez does. She’s the Language Arts Instructional Facilitator at Pinedale Elementary School. And apparently she’s ready to release the Wild Things to get students reading. Based on the popular children’s book Where The Wild Things Are, the Reading Rumpus Literacy Night at Pinedale Elementary on February 3rd, 2011 is designed to provide families with a variety of ways to motivate and engage students in the area of Reading. It’s also a great way for families to spend some quality family time together.
Research by the National Reading Panel has shown that early literacy is the result of student success in five areas called the Five Big Ideas: 1) Phonemic Awareness, 2) Alphabetic Principle, 3) Accuracy and Fluency with Text, 4) Vocabulary, and 5) Comprehension. During the Reading Rumpus, fun activities at each grade level will focus on one of the Big Ideas. These “Make and Take” activities have been created to allow parents and students to work together at home.
There will also be booths and additional information regarding the Sublette County Library, The Million Minutes Family Reading Project, the Pinedale Middle School Library, Creating Your Own Home Library,and Making Reading Connections with Music and P.E. In addition, some of our high school seniors have created their “Favorite Children’s Book List”. So don’t miss a great time at the Reading Rumpus, Max certainly wouldn’t.