ALPENA, Mich — Alpena Public School district is constantly looking for ways to keep kids interested in reading. This month they’re promoting student interest through asking questions and making connections.
Parent engagement coordinator, Lee Fitzpatrick, says the district has created bookmarks for parents to make reading a stress–free and exciting activity at home.
“These bookmarks are colorful, but they also have information – fairly simply directions that parents can follow.”
Fitzpatrick says the district continues to emphasize literacy, because it can play a large role in the development of student confidence, and have an impact on steps toward achievement.
“Literacy is so important. It’s really a building block for future academic and social success. So, APS is always trying to find ways to help families to build reading skills.”
This month, WBKB decided to support the efforts of the school system by engaging with students in classrooms, asking questions, and reading aloud. Reporter Lauren Mixon read to two first grade classroom, discussing character, respect and friendship.”
Making connections, asking questions and monitoring comprehension skills are all outlined on bookmarks that can be used by parents in their own homes. If you would like to utilize these tools with your student, you can download them from Facebook in the bookmarks for reading photo gallery.