Elementary school celebrates families and reading

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WEST JORDAN -- Several hundred students and their parents packed Oquirrh Elementary School Thursday for a celebration of families and reading.

The school served families a pizza dinner, and kids who had met their reading goals got a chance to win bicycles from the Road to Success reading incentive program.

After the food and fun, parents could choose from two of a dozen breakout sessions that helped them learn to read most effectively with their children.

One of the breakout sessions, for example, focused on the importance of reading aloud. Teachers say reading aloud provides modeling on good reading, and it also develops closer bonds between kids and their parents.

Teachers say their research shows if parents would read aloud to their children that would do more than anything else to wipe out illiteracy.

Oquirrh Elementary School's literacy specialist is sharing the handouts with any parent who wants them in English and in Spanish. Click the related links to the right to download them.

E-mail: dwimmer@ksl.com

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