On Sunday, February 28th at 3:00pm the Charlottesville Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. will host the 27th Annual National African American Read-In in the McIntire Room of the Jefferson Madison Regional Library in Downtown Charlottesville. Children K-12 are invited to participate by reading a poem or short story by their favorite author. They can also read short original poems or stories. Please contact us, if your child would like to volunteer. All children and their families are encouraged to attend. The event is free and no registration is required.
The Read-In has been endorsed by NCTE: National Council of Teachers of English. Over one million readers of all ethnic groups from the United States, West Indies and many African countries have participated. The goal is to make the celebration of African American literacy a traditional part of Black History Month. More information can be found at: www.nationalcouncilof teachersofEnglish.org.
Our guest speaker, Kendra China, has spent more than a decade developing and implementing literacy plans and interventions to improve literacy outcomes for elementary, middle, and high school students. She is currently a Ph.D. Candidate in the Curriculum, Instruction, and Special Education Department at the Curry School of Education. Her research focuses on the developmental processes of reading and how these processes influence adolescent literacy outcomes and guide instruction. Kendra serves as a member of the International Reading Association, the National Council of Teachers of Education, the Literacy Research Association, and the Society of Scientific Study of Reading.