Children’s Picturebooks: The Art of Storytelling with Words and Pictures
Saturday, March 22 at 2:00 p.m.
Eva Perry Regional Library, 2100 Shepherds Vineyard Dr, Apex

In this workshop, led by Dr. Brian Sturm, associate professor at the School of Library Science at UNC-Chapel Hill, participants will learn about how to read picturebooks to children of all ages.  We will explore ways of fostering discussion that leads to comprehension, learn about the components of picturebooks, and then hear about some new picturebooks that would be great to read at home. Free and open to the public. No registration necessary. For more information contact Brian Sturm at bsturm@email.unc.edu. This program is part of the 2014 North Carolina Literary Festival.

 

Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts: Implications for Reading With Your Child At Home
Monday, March 24 at 7:00 p.m.
Chapel Hill Public Library, 100 Library Drive, Chapel Hill

In 2010, North Carolina adopted the Common Core State Standards for students in Grades K-12. In this workshop, led by Dr. Ann Harrington, teaching associate professor of Literacy/Elementary Education at NC State University, parents of children in Grades K-5 will learn what the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts are, and ways to help their children meet these standards inside and outside of the classroom. Free and open to the public. No registration necessary. For more information, email Ann Harrington at adharrin@ncsu.edu. This program is part of the 2014 North Carolina Literary Festival and co-presented with the College of Education at NC State.

 

Fostering Proficient and Motivated Readers at Home: Tips for Parents
Wednesday, March 26 at 7:00 p.m.
Cameron Village Regional Library, 1930 Clark Avenue, Raleigh

In this workshop, Dr. Kristin Conradi, assistant professor of Literacy Education at NC State University, will share tips for developing your elementary-aged child’s reading fluency and comprehension. Additionally, she will share ideas for building a love of reading.  Free and open to the public. No registration necessary. For more information, email Krisin Conradi at keconrad@ncsu.edu. This program is part of the 2014 North Carolina Literary Festival and co-presented with the College of Education at NC State.