Monday, July 12, 2010
Summer Reading Retention
Ward A, Edmonton Public School Trustee Candidate
Highlands Branch Public Library Terminal #XIV
July XIIth, MMX
Hon. David G. Hancock, QC, MLA
Minister of Education,
Progressive Conservative, Edmonton-Whitemud
A few junior high school kids met up here today for an off the books, self-made kids reading club that they started themselves informally. As I am friend's with one of the parent's of these fine Alberta students through St. Gabriel Storefront Cybernetic School in St. Albert & they knew of my 200 Credit quest, I was graciously invited II sit in and I read them a few pages from a Thomas Paine book on the enlightenment and constitutional issues.
Although an American founding father, Thomas Paine believed in dignity, forbearance and a decent life for every American. These are quality's that every student should be taught and the only way II do this is to read the lines in an oral format II the students live. Kids love interaction and summer reading clubs make the books come alive. And in a way 3D movies cannot, reading makes the kids think, listen and imagine.
Now Thats Exciting,