Riverdale Elementary held its Fall Literacy kickoff. Students attended presentations with noted Utah author Lance Conrad! Mr. Conrad spoke to parents at the Literacy Night about the importance of literacy and said it is okay to let children struggle. He also reminded them the importance of making reading enjoyable especially if they are struggling and to let them see you reading, read to them and have the children read to parents. Lance Conrad won Best of State in 2017 and just finished his fifth novel, Prince of Survival.
After Mr. Conrad spoke to parents, parents were able to learn about dyslexia from Donna Pond. Ms. Pond gave suggestions to help struggling students including how to help with phonemic awareness, connecting sounds to letters, and struggling to write.
The students were with their teachers during the parent presentations, engrossed in literature adventures!