Summer Literacy Program

Stop by the Francis Gregory Library on Saturday, February 18, and Saturday, February 25, for an informational session on District Children Rooted by Literacy summer program, run by founder Tracey Roach. District Children Rooted by Literacy is a five week, full-day summer literacy program, which will be housed at the Georgetown Day School in summer 2012. At this location, the program will be serving children who range from rising fourth grade to rising eighth grade.

The organization's mission is to teach children to read critically via cultural, political, social and global literacy. The program consists of the reading workshop pedagogy mixed with explicit teaching of reading in the morning and the afternoon, the "learning comes alive time," which consists of book clubs, exploration of a foreign language, theatrical training, debates, word games and field trips.

Come out on February 18 and 25 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. for a session.