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5.16.2016

Making the Most of 20 Minutes: 6 things to do with your child after reading

Before you read this post, be sure to check out parts one and two of this mini-series, Making the Most of 20 Minutes – Six Things to do with your child before reading and Six Things to do with your child during reading. This three part series is designed to give parents ideas on how to make that nightly 20 minute reading homework more meaningful, without excessive work or elaborate materials.

Your child has only been reading for 15 minutes and has finished the book, so what do you do? Reading doesn’t end when the words do! Extending the learning after the book is completed allows children to explore ideas, extend on the concepts presented in a text and deepen their knowledge based on a certain book. It also helps to reinforce comprehension, or an understanding of what they read, which is a key component of literacy. Here are six ways your reader can take their understanding of a text and their literacy experiences to a more advanced level: Read More »

4.22.2016

Three tips to celebrate Financial Literacy Month

Financial Literacy Month Activities

April is Financial Literacy Month, which means it’s a great time to talk to your kids about budgets and financing. Only 12% of high school students in the United States graduate with any formal education in personal finance. Junior Achievement bridges that gap by providing age-appropriate programs focused on financial literacy, workforce readiness, and entrepreneurship to students in kindergarten through grade 12. Read More »

4.18.2016

Making the Most of 20 Minutes: 6 things to do with your child during reading

Before you read this post, be sure to check out part one, Making the Most of 20 Minutes: 6 Things to do with your child before reading. This three part series is designed to give parents ideas on how to make that nightly 20 minute reading homework more meaningful, without excessive work or elaborate materials. Read More »

4.5.2016

Making the Most of 20 Minutes: 6 things to do with your child before reading

Many children come home from school with the same homework every night: “Read for 20 minutes.”  Not sure how else to go about the homework assignment, parents simply give their child a book while he sits at the kitchen counter, and after 20 minutes, it’s onto the next thing. This three-part blog series is designed to give parents ideas on how to make those 20 minutes more meaningful, without excessive work or elaborate materials. Read More »

3.22.2016

Celebrate Adult Literacy Awareness Day on March 31

March 31, 2016 is the 10th anniversary of the Massachusetts Alliance for Adult Literacy’s (MassAAL) annual Adult Literacy Awareness Day at the Massachusetts State House. At 11 am current students, graduates, and supporters of adult basic education (ABE), ESOL and HiSET programs will converge upon the Massachusetts State House in the Gardner Auditorium to rally and be recognized for their leadership and advocacy efforts. Then they will speak with their elected officials to tell their stories of how the field of ABE has transformed their lives. Read More »