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Duval County "Read It Forward" Initiative kicks
off in full gear with each Student, Faculty member and many parents at home and
at school participating! Thank you for a big effort.
The students at Atlantic Beach Elementary participated in a school-wide kick off of Duval County Public School’s, “Read it Forward Jax” Campaign. Much like the popular movie and cultural phenomenon, “Pay it Forward”, students, faculty, parents and families are encouraged to read to someone with the promise that they will then, “Read it Forward” to another. This will hopefully start a chain-reaction of reading and literacy-based activity like sharing favorite books or favorite authors. With so many people surrounding our students with reading and excitement about books, there will be an environment of not only literacy, but sharing the joy of learning through books.
One such “Read it Forward” took place on August 25, 2011 when local Prudential Realtor, Tansy Moon stopped by to read to Mr. Pickering’s homeroom. She shared the book, “Follow the Dream: The Story of Christopher Columbus, by Peter Sis. Peter Sis is a favorite author of Mr. Pickering and he had shared that author and book with Tansy Moon, who has two daughters of her own. After reading and sharing her favorite thoughts about the book, Tansy and Mr. Pickering encouraged each student to “Read it Forward”. With just this simple act, each student has the opportunity to spark the reading and discussion of 27 books that may have sat on a shelf collecting dust. Perhaps 27 children will discover a favorite book or favorite author this year instead of 10 years down the road. The possibilities are literally endless. Start today. Read It Forward ABE!Challenge: Help start an epidemic in Jacksonville... Approach three people and say, "What are you reading?” Discuss briefly and then challenge them to READ IT FORWARD by asking three other people.
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