Knightdale 100 Literacy Forum

Friday, February 18, 2011

Knightdale 100 Members, Friends and Neighbors,

As a parent of an elementary school child I think this is the K100 Forum you can't afford to miss! Like you, I am a soccer, football, basketball, baseball, and swim mom that is realizing that I have a lot to learn about becoming a reading-mom. According to NC Report Card almost 40% of Knightdale's 3rd graders are not passing the NC End-of-Grade Reading test and we parents cannot expect our teachers to carry this burden alone. The reality is that I am a middle school teacher, I read with my son every night, and yet he struggles with language and I don't understand why.

"Our nation's children are in danger, not from terrorism, not from bigotry, not from hunger or poverty, but from illiteracy. The one thing that can lift our society up from our ignorance and fear-literacy-is gone. It is slipping from our grasp, clinging by a thread." - anonymous mom after viewing "Waiting for Superman"

On Thursday, February 24th (7-8:30pm) K100 is hosting an extraordinary forum on literacy. The speakers are NCSU's and Wake County Public School's finest EXPERTS on teaching and learning to read!

“The Science Behind Literacy Learning and Teaching”
Steve Amendum, Ph.D., NCSU Faculty, Literacy Education

“Elementary School Reading Programs”
Wake County Public School System’s Literacy Team

Darryl T. Fisher, Senior Director: Elementary Programs/K-12 Intervention
James Overman, Senior Director: Elementary Programs/Instructional Technology
Dr. Sherri Merritt, Director: K-12 Literacy
Sharon Collins, Senior Administrator: Elementary Language Arts
Rebecca McGee, Title I Senior Administrator

Please see the attached Forum agenda and join us. More importantly...please forward to your neighbors and friends!

Shannon Russell Hardy (Dax and Brenna's mom)

Knightdale 100


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