Jim Trelease: On Reading Aloud

If you are a CQE member who is interested in having CQE co-sponsor this event for a pre-school or for another organization, please be in touch with us at correspondence@metuchencqe.org. (Below is a press release describing the first CQE sponsored screening of “Jim Trelease: On Reading Aloud.”)

For Immediate Release:

On Sunday November 14, 2010 at 2 PM, the entire community is invited to a free screening of the documentary film Jim Trelease: On Reading Aloud, in the Community Room of the Metuchen Public Library, 480 Middlesex Avenue.

Noted educator and reading specialist Jim Trelease is the author of the million-copy bestseller The Read-Aloud Handbook, first published in 1982 and recently updated in a 6th-edition. This seminal work launched the author’s thirty-year career as a motivational speaker, visiting community groups and schools, encouraging parents to begin reading to their children in infancy and to continue throughout the middle and upper school years. The film, starring  Trelease, discusses the benefits of family-reading and includes research from the experts.  Attendees will receive a brochure with helpful ideas and an annotated bibliography of suggested picture books and chapter books that every child should read.  A copy of The Read-Aloud Handbook will be raffled off in a free lottery for those who attend the event.

This program is sponsored by the Metuchen Citizens for Quality Education (CQE), which has been an advocate of Trelease’s work. CQE’s longstanding Story Lunch program at Campbell School was inspired by the author’s Handbook. Please visit the Website www.metuchencqe.org to learn more about Citizens for Quality Education. For more information about the program, write correspondence@metuchencqe.org

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