COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

PRINS. MEMO NO. 65

October 8, 2002

ELEMENTARY / MIDDLE / SECONDARY

TO:

Principals

 

FROM:

Patricia I. Wright

Assistant Superintendent for Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

Read Aloud to a Child Week

 

The General Assembly has designated the week of October 20-26, 2002, as Read Aloud to a Child Week. We encourage all schools to promote reading aloud during this week. On the Read Aloud Virginia website http://www.readaloudva.org, you can find copies of a celebration tip sheet, certificate, sample parents letter, read aloud brochures, etc. On October 15 at 2:30 p.m. a DOE Hour will highlight read aloud information and will also feature a brief presentation by childrens book author Pamela Duncan Edwards and illustrator, Henry Cole.

 

Further information may be obtained from Barbara F. Jones (mailto:bjones@mail.vak12ed.edu), specialist, reading and English, office of elementary instructional services, at (804) 786-1997. Superintendents Memo # 138 concerning Read Aloud to a Child Week can be located on the Department of Educations website at /administrators/superintendents_memos/2002/inf138.html.

 

 

 

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