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Lawyers for Literacy Guest Reading Campaign

Friday, May 02, 2014
 
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WHO:                    
Broward County Lawyers, Judges, Riverland Elementary School Students, Teachers, Administrators and Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) Early Childhood Education Department Staff
 
WHAT:                 
Broward Young Lawyers for Literacy Guest Reading Campaign, which is sponsored by the Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division and the Broward County Bar Association Young Lawyers Section.
 
WHEN:                
Monday, May 5, 2014
8:30 a.m.
 
WHERE:              
Riverland Elementary School
2600 SW 11th Court
Fort Lauderdale, FL  33312
 
WHY:                    
The Broward Young Lawyers for Literacy, a group of volunteers from the Young Lawyers Section of the Broward County Bar Association, was founded with the goal of creating community support for literacy in early childhood.  As part of the Lawyers for Literacy Guest Reading Campaign, guest readers will visit Pre-K and Kindergarten classrooms at several Broward County schools throughout the month of May 2014. 
 
Through collaboration with the BCPS Early Childhood Education Department, Broward Community Schools and Reading Is Fundamental, all students in the guest reading classes will be provided with an age appropriate book of their choice to take home and add to their home library collection.  Guest readers will support reading in the classroom by reading aloud to the students, retelling the story with puppets and visuals and sharing what makes reading special to them.
 
For additional information, contact Lori Canning, Ed. D., acting director, Early Childhood Education at 754-321-1953 or email lori.canning@browardschools.com.
 
MEDIA ARE INVITED TO COVER THIS EVENT.

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