All over Long Beach, West School
students in kindergarten through second grade climbed into their pajamas and
headed to an evening of reading fun with their parents at West School’s annual
Bedtime and Books. While students read books and did projects with their
teachers, parents attended a workshop to help them reinforce Common Core
reading skills at home. The workshop gave parents valuable tips about how make
shared reading time more valuable by asking text-dependent questions to help their
children gain a deeper understanding of the text.
“The goal of the evening is to make family reading fun, but also to provide tangible tools for parents to use to reinforce the reading skills their children are learning at school,” said Principal Sandra Schneider.