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‘Passport to Reading’ event set for Tuesday at Incline Elementary

Aly Nugent
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Mrs. Nugent's fifth-graders share reading strategies with their first-grade buddies in Mrs. Leopard's class.
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Incline Elementary School invites all students, parents and community members to participate in its “Passport to Reading” literacy night on Tuesday, April 26, from 5:30-7 p.m.

To start off the event, families will participate in a reading knowledge trivia game set up like the popular game show, “Who Wants to be a Millionaire.”

Parents and students will then gather to hear the winners of the IES door-decorating contest. This is a contest in which each class participates in decorating their classroom door, based on books they read.

At literacy night, all of the door decorations will hang in the multi-purpose room and a winning class will be chosen.

The rest of the evening will be a time when parents will go to informational meetings on reading — fluency, phonemic awareness, sight reading, word reading and more.

IES teachers will present this information to parents in separate classrooms. Parents will have the opportunity to choose two sessions to attend, that apply to their specific child’s/children’s need. They will also receive resources to use with their children at home.

While the parents are busy gathering useful reading information and strategies, students will take their passports to get stamped in classrooms and participate in readings from several community members, literacy-related art projects, and a book-walk.

This will be an exciting, literature-filled evening and IES teachers and staff look forward to seeing as many students and families as possible.

Aly Nugent is a fifth-grade teacher at Incline Elementary School, located at 915 Northwood Blvd.