2016 - 2017 Program
Some children seem to be born goal-oriented and others need some motivation for a new way of reading more books. Book choice is to be at the skill and interest level of your child.Together, you may pick any books they like at their reading level. If you are unsure, we will be glad to discuss your child's reading level and what would be appropriate. The object is for each child to work towards a goal - either numbers of books or numbers of pages read, and to talk about books with families.
Families sign a simple form indicating that your child has read an entire book and understands the content. An oral book discussion focusing on the 5Ws (who, what, where,why, when and how) to an adult is highly recommended. This program relies on the Honor System and sportsmanship on the part of adults and children.
Once per year, each child will be asked to choose a book they have read and give a "Book Talk" on the stage, in front of peers and families, in order to recommend a book to others.
Families are invited to three Saint Anthony Park Saints Reading Celebrations:
The ultimate reward, of course, is to hear your child say, "I did it!" and "I love reading books."