CTA was chosen as one of three charter schools to participate in the Champion Reader Team Workshop sponsored by the Comprehensive Therapy Center in Grand Rapids, to promote literacy skills for K-2 students and their families. Three literacy activity meetings were scheduled over September, October and November with each grade having their own night.
The students and their families were served a delicious dinner while listening to an exciting story read by one of the presenters – primarily retired teachers. After the meal, families were split into separate groups to participate in fun literacy activities, all designed to help parents promote literacy skills at home. At the end of the evening, each family received a free book.
Feedback has been positive, with parents reporting that students are using the strategies they learned! Our thanks to the Comprehensive Therapy Center for the grant that made these workshops possible.