Raising a Reader

In January of 2022, we kicked of the Raising a Reader Program.

When families are involved with reading to their children, academic achievement improves. With Raising a Reader, we send a bag full of books home each week for our preschool children to read with their loved ones.  This helps children develop literacy skills, and inspires a lifelong love of reading!

The Importance of Daily Reading Cannot Be Understated

Students who read for just 20 minutes a day outside of school experience a number of benefits:

Building Empathy – By encountering characters from many different backgrounds and circumstances, children develop a higher level of understanding of other people’s thoughts and emotions.

Sharpening Reading Comprehension – Reading from different texts and genres helps students sharpen their comprehension skills.

Developing Writing Skills – Reading regularly helps students internalize grammatical and syntax patterns, understand use of writing devices, and learn more challenging vocabulary that elevates their writing.

Scoring Higher on Standardized Tests – Students who read daily score, on average, in the 90th percentile on tests such as the SAT.

*Source: MEK Review

Watch Video: Does Reading Make You Smarter?

Minutes of Daily Reading Exposure to Words a Year Placement on Reading Tests
1.3 106,000 30th Percentile
6.5 423,000 60th Percentile
14.2 1,146,000 80th Percentile
21.1 1,823,000 90th Percentile
65 48,358,000 98th Percentile

*The information in the table comes from Scholastic.

Read Along At Home!

Our awesome teachers have created some read-aloud videos that you can watch with your child!  Click on each video to watch together!

 *We do not own the rights to the featured stories.

Miss Jennifer reading Lola Reads to Leo by Anna McQuinn
Miss Jennifer reading Mama Cat Has 3 Kittens by Denise Fleming
Miss Michelle reading And Here’s To You by David Elliott
Miss Jema Reads Diez Perros En La Tienda by Claire Masurel
Miss Jennifer Reads Bein’ This Way With You by W. Nikola-Lisa
Miss Jennifer Reads In the Tall Tall Grass by Denise Fleming
Miss Jennifer Reads Busy Bear’s Family by Stella Blackstone
Miss Jennifer Reads Pete the Cat – Old MacDonald by James Dean
Miss Jennifer Reads Thesaurus Rex by Laya Steinberg
Miss Jennifer Reads Daddy Calls Me Man by Angela Johnson
Miss Jennifer Reads My Car by Byron Barton
Miss Jennifer Reads The Feel Good Book by Todd Parr
Miss Jennifer Reads Mae Among The Stars by Roda Ahmed
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