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Is your child or student ready to read?

The Preble County Early Literacy Grant is hosting “Ready to Read,” an Early Literacy Summit for parents and teachers. Information will be directed to parents and teachers of children preschool age through third grade. The summit will take place at Eaton Community Schools Performing Arts Center on Saturday, June 14, from 8:30a.m.-12:30 p.m. and is free of charge.

Local and national experts will be presenting sessions about how early literacy development leads to success in school and life. The keynote speaker will be Tim Raskinski, a professor of literacy education at Kent State University.

Raskinski has written over 150 articles and co-authored or edited over 15 books and curriculum programs on reading education. The creator of the Phonics Dance, Ginny Dowd, will also be presenting two sessions throughout the day. Tanny McGregor, author of Comprehension Connections: Bridges to Strategic Reading, will also be presenting at the summit.

Throughout the day, participants will be able to choose from 13 sessions to attend on topics such as enhancing read-alouds, phonics, Brain Gym, communication development, Real Eyes, and tips for parents to enhance literacy at home.

Don’t miss this opportunity to hear some valuable information from well-known experts on improving the literacy of area young people. Register in advance at the Preble County Educational Service Center at 597 Hillcrest Dr. in Eaton. No one will be turned away, so walk-ins are welcome on June 14.

There will also be door prizes donated by area businesses as well as two iPads given away. No food or drink is allowed in the Performing Arts Center and childcare will not be provided.

Call Laura Cottingim at the Preble County ESC, 456-1187, with any questions, or to receive more information.

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