BRIDGEPORT ROCKS BECAUSE BRIDGEPORT READS! The mission of this project is to encourage all students in Grades Pre-K thru 12 to become lifelong readers and writers. Students will broaden reading opportunities and increase literacy skills as they are encouraged and motivated to read and respond to text on a daily basis. Students are supported in their endeavors to acquire skills and content knowledge, as the responsibility is simultaneously shared and celebrated by parents, teachers, administrators, public libraries, and the business community. Effective collaboration among all the parties yields partnerships - not programs.
"The Literacy Campaign" nourishes the love of reading, and a healthy spirit of competition while encouraging young readers and writers to transcend the classroom to a world that is accessible, meaningful, and full of rich opportunities.
AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE FOR PARENTS AND STUDENTS
Activities for Responding to Reading:
•visit the public library and obtain a library card
•join special programs or reading clubs at your library
•ask a librarian to recommend a good book
•have a variety of reading materials available such as books with tapes and children magazines
•do follow-up reading after watching a television show
•model your love of reading as often as you can
•take books along when you travel to the doctor's office, on a car trip, and on vacation
•provide a special shelf or box for books
•ask what happened at the beginning, middle, and end of a story
•make storybooks, alphabet books or scrapbooks
•read books together as a family; take turns reading individual pages
•give or donate books as gifts to others
•make a collage using magazine pictures to represent a book read
•make a diorama of incidents that took place in a book read
•select a character from a favorite book and explain why you would choose that character as a best friend
•create a sequel or new ending to a book read
•send a letter to the author stating your feelings about the book read
•design a jacket for a book read
•write a song about a character, the setting, or mood of the book
•write the Superintendent a letter about your favorite character
SET ASIDE A SPECIAL TIME TO READ EVERYDAY!
BRIDGEPORT ROCKS BECAUSE BRIDGEPORT READS!
BLACKHAM SCHOOL ROCKS BECAUSE BLACKHAM SCHOOL READS!