Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Family Literacy to Offer New Early Elementary Workshop

Karen Watts TC ‘93
As we reach out to principals in the first weeks of the school year, we are excited to be offering a new option for making literacy connections for their families. Along with our well-received family writing project series, parent workshop and family writing workshop, we will be offering an early-elementary workshop especially for students in grades K-2 and their families.

Cassy Korinek TC ’08, a first grade teacher in Dexter, is developing a 90-minute workshop under the working title, “Early-On Reading and Writing: A Workshop for K-2 Students and Their Families.” This workshop, which will be expanded into a series later in the year, will guide families of young writers to become explorers of picture books to further develop young budding writers. Picture books will become a comfortable framework for writing, will encourage young writers to follow their interests, and provide very meaningful reading and writing connections. She welcomes anyone interested in helping her with the development of the workshop. Please contact her at korinekc@dexterschools.org.

We are always looking for more TCs to be presenters of all of our workshops. If you are interested, particularly in our new early-el offering, please contact Kim Pavlock (kpavlock@emich.edu) or Karen Watts (kgwatts@sbcglobal.net), Youth and Family Literacy Co-Coordinators.

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