POSTPONED: Foundations of Reading: Pre-Literacy Skills for Beginning Readers
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Dr. Margie Gillis, President of Literacy How and a leading expert on reading, will discuss such basics as talking with your child, beginning reading and writing activities, as well as red flags that may suggest your child may need extra help. Reading is the most important skill children learn in school. Parents of preschool and early elementary-school children play an important role in helping children with the basic skills needed to enter kindergarten ready to read.
In addition to training teachers in research-based reading instruction through Literacy How, which she founded in 2009, Margie Gillis, Ed.D. has partnered with many CT organizations to close the state’s reading achievement gap, and collaborates with Stepping Stones Museum for Children on the development, delivery, and duplication of the Early Language and Literacy Initiative (ELLI), an evidence-based PreK lab school model. She is a founding board member of Literate Nation, a grassroots organization working to support states in passing literacy legislation, and of Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities.
Community partner: Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities