Travis Elementary Kicks Off Read Across America!

 On March 2, 2016, the teachers and education support professionals of Mineral Wells ISD want to get the word out about the importance of children's literacy.

The NEA's Read Across America program, designed to get kids excited about reading, has acted as a vehicle to talk about a serious issue in a fun way: children's literacy.
And this year, more than 45 million readers, both young and old, will gear up to deliver a message: Kids who read, and who are read to, do better in school and help build great public schools. In fact, a recent reading assessment of fourth-grade students by the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) found that reading for fun had a positive relationship to NAEP reading scores.

NEA's Read Across America reminds parents of the crucial role they play in their children's education. Taking time to read with a child is one of the most important lessons that parents can share with their children. I hope you will join us on March 2 to celebrate the joy of reading!

Travis Elementary is getting into the reading excitement, too. Click on the links below to see how Ms. Newsom’s class is using their new Swivl Robot to Read Across America. The Swivl Robot was a new addition to the classroom that was provided through Donors Choose by generous supporters of MWISD.
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