St. Charles College students take part in Family Literacy Day
While students in the secondary panel at St. Charles College are busy doing lots of reading and writing during exam week, many of the elementary students stopped to read for Family Literacy day.
Family Literacy day is held annually on January 27th. The day was created by ABC Life Literacy Canada in 1999 to encourage families to spend twenty minutes per day enjoying reading together.
Students in Mrs. Slywchuk and Mrs. Bock’s classes were especially excited about their novel selections. Even their teachers stopped to model good reading.
According to www.scholastic.ca, one of the main benefits of reading is to develop vocabulary and language skills. Secondly, it allows them to use their imagination.
As well, 76% percent of young readers feel inspired to believe in themselves when they read.