The back-to-school season is in full-swing, and as students interact with their new classes and educators at the start of the school year, they have opportunities to build important life skills and learn about themselves, others and the world around them.
Literacy is a powerful tool to enhance this experience and help kids develop resilience and social-emotional skills that they need to succeed in learning and in life, such as critical thinking skills, empathy, perspective and social-emotional strengths including curiosity, courage, hope, confidence, friendship, belonging and kindness.
Over the last several weeks, Pam Allyn, literacy expert, co-author of Every Child a Super Reader, mother and creator of the summer learning program LitCamp, has been speaking about this topic on radio stations across the country, sharing tips for helping kids become enthusiastic, joyful, lifelong super readers. In case you didn’t catch her on the air, here are interview highlights that you can check out to learn more:
- KMA-AM, Shenandoah, IA
- KOGA-AM, Ogallala, NE (interview begins at the start of the second audio recording)
- WISR-AM, Pittsburg, PA (interview begins at 51:14 time stamp)
- WMMM-FM, Madison, WI
- WGVU-FM (NPR), Grand Rapids, MI
- WSVA-AM, Harrisonburg, VA
To learn more about creating and celebrating super readers, visit: www.scholastic.com/super-reader