“There is no such thing as a child who hates to read; there are only children who have not found the right book.”
― Frank Serafini
Welcome to Literacy Week!
Students engage in literacy activities each and every day both at home and at school. Literacy plays a functional role in our lives, but also is a key component in being socially engaged. Development of literacy skills helps students become effective communicators who are able to understand the issues that are shaping and changing the world they live in. For most, literacy means the ability to read and write, but literacy permeates every aspect of our lives and includes numerical literacy, digital literacy, cultural literacy, health literacy, media literacy, emotional/physical literacy and financial literacy (click here to read more). As such, teachers work to develop all these areas of literacy with their students.
For literacy week, Gilmore staff have planned some school wide activities to celebrate literacy. There is also a family literacy BINGO activity that will be coming home on Tuesday for families who are able to participate.
Reading daily is also a great way for students to improve their reading and writing abilities. 15 minutes of reading each day has been shown to improve literacy and impact other areas as well for students. Read more here. The graphic below also shows the impact of reading each day. Together, by supporting the literacy development of students at school and at home, our 21st century learners will be able to successfully read and respond to the complex and changing world in which we live.
We hope students have fun this week, and I’m looking forward to seeing all the literary costumes on Thursday.