We have now concluded the parent workshops on reading. It was very encouraging to see well over 100 parentsattend. All of the information shared is available on the Parent Portal for anyone who missed the opportunity. One of the key messages shared at these sessions, was the value of reading to a child. In this instance, the information about the benefits of reading to students is the same for teachers and parents. Below is an excerpt from a well respected text about the teaching of reading endorsed by Brisbane Catholic Education and widely used in our school.
Reading to students helps students to:
Annandale, K. et al. (2004). First Steps Reading Resource Book. Second Edition. Port Melbourne:Harcourt Education. p. 8