On October 4th the Wizard’s Wardrobe hosted its 3rd Annual Readers Theater. The event supports our mission of ensuring our children are reading on grade level by the third grade.
The importance of reading in our lives was underscored as the audience listened to featured readers that included William Kennedy, Brendan Kennedy, Joseph Bruchac, Elizabeth Brundage, Ashley Charleston, Ted Walker and Ayah Osman who read from their respective works. These literary voices reminded everyone of the power of the written word and why it is important that all of our children become proficient readers.
Thank you to all the members of the Honorary Committee who made this night possible.
Our libraries are opening. You can reserve a book online, and pick it up at the curb-side. Go to Great Schools.org, for their grade-based book lists to celebrate diversity, explore history from diverse vantage points. Included are stories in Spanish and English. They offer children both a window into other communities and a reflection of their own culture.
Reading stories can help pave the way for ongoing conversations, introduce a shared language about racial bias, and offer a kid-friendly way to help your child make sense of this moment. To dive deep into the work of African American children’s authors, check out this compilation of Coretta Scott King Award-winning children’s books.
Along with the Wizard's Wardrobe selections of books that were sent home to our students, take the time to listen to some wonderful read-alouds.
Click on Storyline, and listen to notable people read awesome books, such as: Oprah Winfrey reads The Hula-Hooping Queen, Angela Bassett reads Trombone Story, Jamie Camil reads Zombies Don't Eat Veggies, Kevin Costner and Jillian Estell read Catching the Moon, and many other notable books and readers
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