Mackrille Reading

Winter Reading News


Winter arrived on Thursday, December 21, 2017 and will end on March 20, 2018.  What will you do to entertain your family on these cold, dark days? Our goal is to encourage you to read to your child/children for 15 minutes each day this winter. Why read aloud to your child?

Research has proven that:

  • It’s important to read aloud to children of all ages
  • Reading aloud allows parents to be role models for reading. When children see adults excited about reading, they will catch their enthusiasm.
  • Reading aloud can introduce all kinds of books and types of literature  such as: poetry, short stories, biographies— children might not discover on their own.
  • Reading aloud introduces the language of books, which differs from language heard in daily conversations, on television, and in movies. Book language is more descriptive and uses more formal grammatical structures.
  • Reading aloud gives children background knowledge, which helps them make sense of what they see, hear, and read. The more adults read aloud to children, the larger their vocabularies will grow and the more they will know about the world around them and their place in it.
  • Reading aloud presents books as sources of pleasant, valuable, and exciting experiences. Children who value books are motivated to read on their own.
  • Reading aloud is one of the most important things parents can do with children. Reading aloud builds many important foundational skills, introduces vocabulary, provides a model of fluent, expressive reading, and it helps children recognize what reading for pleasure is all about.

Use your Winter Reading Tracker form to record your progress, and enjoy spending quality time with one another.  All students who return their Winter Reading Tracker in March will be entered in a drawing for a Scholastic Book Certificate for the Book Fair.

Thank you,

Mackrille Reading Department