“What is RED week?”
It is a week to honor reading; we encourage everyone to Read Every Day (RED). Our students enjoy RED Week because they have the opportunity to wear special items to school; often they do not continue the reading at home.
Why is reading at home important? Obviously, reading outside of school each day provides the practice students need to become fluent readers. Younger readers practice their letters sounds and decoding skills. Older readers hone their essential reading skills, especially the all-important skills of making inferences and comprehending. You know all of this, but do you also know how critical it is to your child’s reading fluency to model reading yourself?
Yes, you must also read to help your child understand the value of reading. Please consider using RED Week to incorporate a routine into your evenings. Maybe you can all Read Every Day during the week of February 11th. Who knows? Perhaps you will have a RED year. 🙂
Every man who knows how to read has it in his power to magnify
himself, to multiply the ways in which he exists, to make his life full,
significant, and interesting. — Aldous Huxley