Tuesday, April 18th at 7:00PM at the SOMS LIBRARY
The PARENTING CENTER invites all Elementary and Middle School parents to attend! Join Dr. Mary Ehrenworth to find out how parents can make a tremendous difference in their children's academic success.
Thank you for attending our district workshop, “5 Practical Tips for Parents to Support Your Child’s Academic Success” with Dr. Mary Ehrenworth, Deputy Director of Teachers College Reading and Writing Project, Columbia University on April 18th.
Mary shared a great deal of information with us and we hope that you were each able to take away some important tips you could use with your children.
Attached is the article that Mary referred to that night, entitled Parents as Writing Partners. This article provides additional information as well as prompts you can use when supporting your children’s writing.
The following is a list of books that Mary suggested that evening to provide additional insight and information for parents. Mary pinpointed certain parts of these books as indicated on the list. These titles were provided to WORDS Bookstore in Maplewood and they will arrange to have those titles available for parents in our towns.
Smartest Kids in the Works, by Amanda Ripley
Part Two – Winter
The Global Achievement Gap: Why Even Our Best Schools Don’t Teach the New Survival Skills Our Children Need—and What We Can Do About It, by Tony Wagner
Outliers, by Malcolm Gladwell
Part 2 – The 10,000 Hour Rule
David and Goliath, by Malcolm Gladwell
Chapter 4 – You wouldn’t wish dyslexia on your own child. Or would you?
Please let us know if you have any questions.
Melissa Butler – K-12 Supervisor of English Language Arts firstname.lastname@example.org
Donna Grohman – K-5 ELA Support, Reading Specialist email@example.com
Download "Parents as Writing Partners"
English Language Arts Support K-5
South Orange/ Maplewood School District
South Orange Middle School
70 North Ridgewood Road
South Orange, NJ 07079
973-378-2772 ext. 2031