What is National Young Readers Week?
National Young Readers Week is an annual event that was co-founded in 1989 by Pizza Hut and the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress. To make this week special, many schools recruit local “celebrities” to read aloud a favorite children’s book to classrooms.
Why is it important?
Children learn to enjoy reading by example. When they see adults whom they admire and look up to reading, your students will be more likely to read for enjoyment as well. Meeting people from a variety of occupational fields helps to reinforce the fact that reading plays an important role in any career a person chooses.
In honor of National Young Readers Week last week we invited our Dr. Mary Kaye Siebert, our district curriculum director, in to read us The Wall by Eve Bunting. It tied in perfectly to the Veteran’s Day activities last week.