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Literacy Coalition News
March/April 2018


Read Across America Day #SCSDReads

Ahoy, mateys! Captain Jack Sparrow helped students develop a love of reading with "Green Eggs and Ham" during Delaware Primary School’s celebration of Read Across America Day (RAA); part of their Rock the Test Pep Rally.

Read Across America Day is held annually to encourage children in every community to read and also encourages parents and teachers to celebrate the joy of reading. Another fun local celebration with guest readers was held at The Syracuse Latin School.

Laura Hand and her precious dog, Musetta, at The Syracuse Latin School, the duo are popular guest readers throughout area schools and libraries.

They welcomed guest readers from the Syracuse Chiefs, Syracuse Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., local author, Mark Eischen, friends from Syracuse University, Laura Hand CNYCentral and even former Hughes administrators, Teri Haley and Paula DiGirolamo. These were just two of some great events held throughout the Syracuse City School District; everyone was thrilled with the support of the community!

Talk, Read, Sing Onondaga Celebrates the Luck of the Irish

This year, the Early Childhood Alliance joined forces with the Onondaga County Public Libraries to march in 36th annual Syracuse St. Patrick's Parade flanked by the Libraries' inter-library loan van with the “Let's Talk About Books” wrap. Community volunteers and partners, such as Child Care Solutions and Partners in Learning, also braved the chilly weather, marching past the beautifully renovated Central Library on South Salina Street.

Talking is Teaching: Talk, Read, Sing Onondaga is a strategy of the Early Childhood Alliance aimed at supporting parents in their important role as their child's first teacher. Talking is Teaching reminds parents that learning begins at birth and simple things like talking, reading and singing to your child every day helps to build a child's brain.

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Newsmakers: 'The Reading League' looks at new approach of teaching literacy

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) - An estimated 34 percent of American third and fourth graders do not read at grade level. Is there a better way to teach our children to read?

On this Newsmakers episode, Dan Cumming's guest is Dr. Maria Murray, founder of "The Reading League," and a professor at SUNY Oswego. Murray is associate professor in the curriculum and instruction department, where she teaches courses related to literacy assessment and intervention.

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Tim Green co-authors book with Derek Jeter: CNY books and authors

By Casey Rose Frank, (Syracuse.com)

Local sports hero and Syracuse attorney, Tim Green recently published his 37th book- the second book for young readers in the Baseball Genius Trilogy that Green co-authors with New York Yankees legend, Derek Jeter, titled "Double Play: Baseball Genius.”

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