Sen. Richardville to visit Jackson elementary school for Reading Month
LANSING - In celebration of “March is Reading Month,” Sen. Randy Richardville will travel to schools throughout the 17th Senate District to promote the importance of reading.
“Reading is a central part of people’s lives because it’s the foundation for doing well in school and in life,” said Richardville, R-Monroe. “I want to encourage students to read more often and take advantage of this great opportunity to learn and have fun.”
On Friday, March 6, Sen. Richardville will visit Townsend Elementary in the Vandercook Lake Public Schools. He will read to a group of second- and fifth-grade students beginning at 1 p.m.
“It’s important that children become interested in reading at a young age,” Richardville. “Teachers and parents can serve a tremendous role in helping students improve their reading ability, which will be useful throughout their entire lives.”
The purpose of “March is Reading Month” is to highlight reading as a fun activity that children and parents can do together, while promoting literacy. To find reading resources, visit www.michigan.gov/mde.
Posted: Wednesday, March 04, 2009
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