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Literacy Night 2016

Sunny Hills Literacy Night Shares Strategies for Reading at Home

Posted by User Not Found on 22 February, 2016

Reading is one of the fundamental building blocks of education and during the recent Sunny Hills Elementary School Literacy Night, four teachers shared strategies with parents to help their children become better readers. Throughout the evening, second grade teachers Kelsey Jensen and Jessica Clark, first grade teacher Tori Sylvers, and kindergarten teacher Damaris Melton, shared strategies with parents to help their children become better readers at home. Throughout the workshop they explained how reading is approached at Sunny Hills, shared specific grade level reading goals and strategies and answered specific questions about reading.

Jessica Clark shared, “The K-2 Literacy Night was a success! In our three years of presenting we had the largest turnout yet.”

This year, teachers promoted Literacy Night at the Book Fair Family Night with a brief presentation and held a Question and Answer session. Jessica noted, “This was great for parents because they could pop in before or after shopping at the book fair. We received positive feedback from families and felt that little ‘warm up’ to the actual Literacy Night helped to show families what they could expect.”

More than 70 parents attended Literacy Night and were able to ask teachers one-on-one questions during the Q&A portion. “Parents were able to approach us to ask specific questions about how to help their child at home or ask clarifying questions about our presentation,” shared Jessica. “In particular, we had a great turn out of families with ELL students and parents with struggling readers. We also had families with students who are reading on grade level who wanted to brush up on their skills and enhance what they are already doing at home. Regardless of their child’s level, families walked away with strategies and phrases to use while reading with their child at home.”