Delray Reads Day 2016 is Thursday, November 17. Delray Reads Day is an annual community-wide event established in 2012 to support the Delray Beach Campaign for Grade-Level Reading by bringing community leaders and residents into area schools to learn more about how they can help schools and students. Our goal is to create long-term relationships between the schools and community members, and at the same time show our community's commitment to improving our students' third grade reading scores by 50 percent before the end of 2020.
Delray Reads Day will begin with a 7:30 am breakfast at Plumosa School of the Arts, featuring keynote speaker Marc Davis of theNational Basketball Referees Association'sTIMEOUT for Reading program and entertainment by Plumosa students. After the Delray Reads Day breakfast, readers will arrive at their assigned schools by 9 am and spend 30-60 minutes in a classroom, reading to and talking with students.
This year's Delray Reads Day book is What Do You Do With an Idea? by Kobi Yamada, the story of one brilliant idea and the child who brings it into the world. Copies of the book and a list of grade-appropriate discussion questions will be provided at the schools. Scroll down to view a reading of this delightful story.
"The breakfast was a great blend of pep rally and useful tips for reading to groups, and engaging young listeners in thinking about the book, not just listening passively. My school, Orchard View, was well organized to receive volunteers. It was great fun!"
"The Delray Reads Day event was one of the most well organized and enjoyable events I've ever attended. The breakfast was not only good, but they had motivational speakers to prepare us to read to the children, and all were exceptional."