Friday, December 20, 2013

Wolfe Street Academy Hosts Raising a Reader Parent Workshop

On December 13th, Wolfe Street Academy hosted a Raising a Reader (RAR) workshop for 42 Pre-K and kindergarten parents. Attendees learned about the Raising a Reader early literacy and family engagement program; participated in story time; and made a craft project with their children. Pre-K Teacher Jennifer Ingersoll-Pintuck led the workshop.

Raising A Reader provides parents with training in how to develop the habit of sharing books with their children. More than 100 high quality books are rotated into each child’s home on a weekly basis for families to practice regular book sharing. Families are also connected to the local library in order to sustain book borrowing and sharing practices.

Funded by a grant from the United States Department of Education and other private partners, Raising A Reader and City Schools will have served over 12,000 children and families by December of 2013. 

This year both Wolfe Street Academy and City Springs Elementary/Middle School were selected to participate in Raising a Reader. This is Hampstead Hill Academy's second year in the program.

We would like to thank Raising A Reader, Baltimore City Public Schools, and the U.S. Department of Education for providing this wonderful opportunity for our students.
About Raising A Reader
Raising A Reader is a national non-proļ¬t organization offering local agencies an evidence-based early literacy and parent engagement program that has demonstrated it can improve the reading readiness skills of children birth to age eight.

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