On Thursday, January 21, 2016, students, parents, and staff at St. Lucie Elementary participated in Literacy Night. In addition to the many other events SLE hosts to promote and support family involvement, teachers and staff lovingly served dinner and provided a variety of skill-based literacy activities for parents and children to partake.
Literacy Night is an innovative way to provide children and parents with various reading techniques. Participants were involved in the five components of reading (phonemic awareness, phonic, reading comprehension, reading fluency, and vocabulary development). Students and parents were engaged in literacy rich activities that were challenging, meaningful, and respectful. The literacy activities were geared towards students in grades K-5. Students learned various reading strategies, and they were given materials to take home. Parents were able to observe teachers modeling effective teaching techniques and instructional strategies.