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OBSERVANCE: INTERNATIONAL LITERACY DAY: Reading Is Important
Propel The Mind
*Reading propels the mind of children/adults. There is so much in our world to learn about. And although there will be many places we will not actually be able to travel to, we can read about them. When we read about such places, we get a sense of what it's like to be there. We can imagine, even more clearly.
What We Gain:
*Joy of Reading: Fact or fiction or both.
*Positive Self Esteem: Because we know we have the ability to read.
* Classroom Confidence: Children/students (including adults) will not feel ashamed or experience the fear of not knowing how to read.
*Nourished Mind: We learn depth of information.
*Independence: The ability and courage to achieve higher goals.
*Enhanced creative thinking.
*Enriched analytical/and problem solving skills.
The Importance of Reading by canipie
What We Learn:
*Sentence structure: What a complete sentence consists of.
*The meaning of words by their placement in a sentence.
*Learn the workings of a language.
*Phonics: How to sound out the words.
*Reading Comprehension: Knowing how to read and increase understanding of what we read.
*By asking your children/students questions and having them share what they have read about, gives you an idea of their comprehension level.
*Watch for events at your local and main libraries in your city. A good 'storyteller' can spark an interest in reading for your children/students. ALSO: Opportunities to personally meet these storytellers or an author of one of their favorite books may present itself. Getting a personalized book signing can be an exciting experience for them.
A Love For Reading by mom2amor
INTERNATIONAL LITERACY DAY: SEPTEMBER 8th
It is reported that over 100 million children and over 700 million adults, do not know how to read. Let us celebrate reading on September 8, 2011, International Literacy Day.
Each year the UNESCO reminds us of the status of literacy nationally.
Let us celebrate by: Making reading a fun/rewarding part of our daily lives. Celebrate reading with your children. Visit the library -- read them a story -- let them read a story to you -- You can even have a story-telling party for your children and a few of their relatives and friends, (children, teens and adults).
The National Education Association desires to 'build a nation of readers.' On March 2, 2011 the NEA celebrates 'Reading Across America.' The following is a quote from the NEA:
About NEA's Read Across America
"The National Education Association is building a nation of readers through its signature program, NEA's Read Across America. Now in its thirteenth year, this year-round program focuses on motivating children and teens to read through events, partnerships, and reading resources.
NEA's Read Across America Day, NEA's national reading celebration takes place each year on or near March 2, the birthday of Dr. Seuss. Across the country, thousands of schools, libraries, and community centers participate by bringing together kids, teens, and books, and you can too!"
"On March 2, the National Education Association calls for every child to be reading in the company of a caring adult."
For further information visit: www.nea.org