Wednesday Lunch Hour - #read4luv: A Conversation about Literacy

Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Noon - 12:50 pm
Genrich-Rusling Room, LeChase 215

The ability to read and write is essential for academic success. Once students learn to read, they can read to learn. All content areas (social studies, science, mathematics, etc.) require students to read for comprehension and write to demonstrate their understanding. Reading improves vocabulary, increases knowledge and helps develop focus and concentration. All children should have access to high quality literacy instruction. It is a social justice issue.

As important as literacy is for academic success, reading enhances lives in many ways. Reading is a way that many people choose to relax and entertain themselves. Studies also demonstrate that reading helps develop a better sense of self, a deeper knowledge of the world, and contributes to building understanding, compassion, and empathy.  It’s fair to say that literacy is life changing.

The lunch talk will discuss ways that Warner Reading and Literacies students are supporting literacy learning in the Rochester City School District through Project Read, and present Read4Luv Day, a Valentine’s Day reading initiative designed to promote reading aloud to children and develop a life-long love for reading.

Presented by Carol St. George, Assistant Professor in Teaching & Curriculum at the Warner School of Education.

A light lunch will be served. Food will be available at 11:45 am. The program will begin promptly at noon.

Tags: Carol Anne St. George, Reading/Literacy, Wednesday Lunch Hour