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Empowering Parents PEER

We have recently began implementing our Parents Engaged in Everyday Reading (PEER) lessons in the Empowering Parents classes at elementary schools.  We are very excited about this new component of our classes.  Each PEER lesson uses a children’s book to teach parents strategies for reading with their children and activities that they can do with their family after reading the book.  The lessons are taught by the volunteer teacher who regularly works with the class and an ESLC staff member.  Our goal is to get parents involved in their children’s reading, encouraging their children to read at least twenty minutes a day and making reading a special family activity.  Each parent who participates in the lesson receives a copy of the book to keep.

Rachel Blackmer, the ESLC’s Associate Director, shared this story about the PEER lesson at Copperview.  "Today during our PEER lesson, when we were reading our book together, Yolanda's son climbed into her lap and started pointing to the pictures in the book and talking to his mother about them. He wanted her to read it to him right then! Yolanda told us that her son loves books and she was so happy to be able to take the book home with her to read to him in English."

We appreciate the support of our sponsors who have made this exciting new program possible!


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