TEACHER, AUTHOR, EDUblogger "I want to (read and) write books that unblock the traffic jam in everyone's mind." ~J. Updike
“So what is happening here? Is it because, as one publisher put it, “Latinos don’t read?”
Is it because Latino parents don’t care if their kids do well in school? Well, Latinas for Latino Literature doesn’t think that at all.
In fact, we understand that Latino parents care very much about their children’s success. But not all Latino parents know how to help their kids develop their reading skills.
Latinas for Latino Literature is taking action by providing Latino families with the tools we need to help our kids succeed academically.
We are doing that through the launch of our Latino Children’s Summer Reading Program, which challenges Latino students to read at least eight books this summer and offers various prize incentives.
For example, the first 100 participants with children in elementary school who complete the free reading program will receive a backpack full of school supplies to help families with the cost of going back to school.
Additional prizes will be revealed this summer for families with younger and older kids.
The Latino Children’s Summer Reading Program is the first online program designed specifically for Latino families and is providing tools for all children – from newborns to 18 years old.
We know that parents play a crucial role in the development of their children’s pre-literacy skills before they enter school, and that they also play an important role in helping their kids learn to read once they do start classes.”
Click the above link to read more of this interesting article from nbclatino.com
Happy Reading ! 🙂
It’s time to take the conversation on Latino literacy to the next level.
A study conducted in 2000 by the U.S. Dept. of Education found that half of Latino kids could not recognize the letters of the alphabet upon starting school. This is probably closely linked to the fact that in that same year, Latino kids were found to be less likely than any other ethnic or racial group to be enrolled in an early childhood program. More recently, the National Assessment of Educational Progress found that in 2011, only 18 percent of Hispanic fourth graders were proficient in reading. When it comes to literacy, the majority of Latino kids consistently fail to meet the standard.
So what is happening here? Is it because, as one publisher put it, “Latinos don’t read?” Is it because Latino parents don’t care if their kids do well in school? Well, Latinas for Latino Literature
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