Greetings and Welcome to the Connecting Readers to the Word: Children’s Bookroom Blog!
My blog will officially launch on Wednesday, May 4, 2016.
As a retired teacher-librarian, reading, and music teacher, I am an advocate of children’s literacy. According to the 2015 Nation’s Report Card, only 36% of 4th grade students and 38% of 8th grade students read at grade level (http://www.nationsreportcard.gov). With these staggering statistics, it becomes imperative to introduce a rigorous literacy program for children’s development between kindergarten and second grade.
The goal of my blog will introduce literacy issues children encounter and recommend books to inspire and motivate children to read despite any obstacles. To subscribe please scroll down to the “Subscribe to My Blog” box located on the right column and input your email address. Thank you.
I look forward to your support and I welcome your comments!