Fay School hosts series on children’s literacy

Above: Series aims to teach you how to help your child enter the world of reading (photo via www.fayschool.org/literacy)

On Wednesday, October 24, Fay School will kick off the first in a series of workshops focused on how children become effective readers. The presentations are free and open to the public, but you do need to register. Keep reading for more information.

Please join us for Fay School’s free series of workshops for parents of children in Pre-Kindergarten through grade 6, focusing on how children become effective readers. Hear from expert panelists about the reading process and take away hands-on activities you can use at home with your child. Choose the evening that’s best for you, or come to all three workshops. This event is free and open to the public.

Wednesday, October 24, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Get Ready, Get Set: Preparing Children to Read

Thursday, November 8, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Breaking the Code: Learning to Read

Tuesday, November 13, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Moving into Meaning: Reading to Learn

Panelists: Anne Bishop, Head of Primary School * Joan Knox, Primary School Reading Specialist * Leslie Overbye, Lower School Reading Specialist * Jill Cordon, Primary School Speech and Language Pathologist

Workshops will take place at Fay’s Primary School, 25 Middle Road, Southborough, MA

To register, visit www.fayschool.org/literacy.

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Lisa Tommaney
10 years ago

I attended the 2nd & 3rd nights of this program in 2011, and it was truly phenomenal! It helped me to understand a lot more about the connections between hearing and reading (really, I had no idea), and how so many “non-reading” activities (like searching for hidden picture, playing “Simon Says” and many others) can help develop the skills for reading. Now that my son is in 2nd grade, I am beginning to use some of what I learned in part 3 to help him develop his comprehension skills (although I think part 3 is geared to 3rd-6th grade level overall). There were take home activities each night, and great materials to reference as well.

This was so exceptionally well done, and the presenters were fantastic too! It was well worth the time commitment!

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