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"Reading to children, even before they can understand words,
teaches them to associate books with love and affection."
Our advocacy group, GEM, has launched our new Reading Series. As families struggle with "what to do during the time at home," we are offering a daily series of oral readings for all students, globally. Our intention is to provide 10-20 minutes of reading for elementary-aged children; 10-20 minutes of reading for middle school students, and 20-30 minutes for high school students.
Our intent is to 1) model good reading, 2) provide exposure to multicultural literature, 3) encourage critical thinking, 4) collaborate with parents in discussion of books, and 5) support alternative viewpoints from diverse authors.
I am a retired City of Ann Arbor - Police Department Officer, Dexter Community Schools Trustee, Certified Master ACEs Trainer, who enjoys reading to all students K - 12. I am thrilled that my business partner and I will be sharing some of our favorites with you and your children. Tonight, I share Riley the Brave (a personal favorite) by Jessica Sinarski and illustrated by Zachary Kline. The audience intended is elementary (grades K-5).
#COVID aka Creating Opportunities VIDs
Local Advocacy Group Creates Online Reading Program During Coronavirus Crisis
Saying they are always looking for ways to be creative, Gem Advocacy Group co-founders Dr. Benjamin Edmondson and Jason Gold launched an online reading series to help kids from elementary school age to high school engage in literacy, while all schools are closed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
WEMU's Lisa Barry talks with the Washtenaw County area men about their effort.
Each day, we will post our videos on FB for you to share with your families, friends, and most importantly your children. On Facebook, send a friend request to Jason Allan Gold and Benjamin Edmondson. Encourage other adults to share their favorite books. Ask your child's teachers/principals/bus drivers to post their stories. Make America Read Again.