Nevada Reading Week
Nevada Reading Week Theme for 2024
Embrace the Magic of Reading
Mission: Inspiring and instilling the joy and importance of reading across Nevada.
Historical Background: For more than forty years Nevada Reading Week has been celebrated across the entire state - from small rural communities to larger urban areas. Activities often include book studies, author studies, literary readings by renowned authors, book fairs, and family literacy events. The stewards of Nevada Reading Week include PK-12 school librarians, educators, the Nevada Department of Education, the Nevada State Library, public libraries, community leaders, students and their families. Nevada Reading Week serves to promote a life-long love of reading. From students in Pre-Kindergarten listening attentively on a circle rug to their teacher’s riveting read-aloud to high school seniors engaging in rigorous discussions about a novel, the joy of reading is evident. Each school year begins with the selection of a specific theme that often reflects the spirit of the times. Once the theme is announced, it serves as a vehicle for leading a year-long campaign that culminates in the final celebration during the first week of March.
Nevada Reading Week Educator Kick Off Event
Saturday, March 2, 2024
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
This free online webinar is meant for librarians, literacy specialists, instructional coaches, and PreK-12th grade educators.
Attendees will receive Nevada Department of Education Professional Learning Hours
dr. elfrieda hiebert
Elfrieda Hiebert, Ph.D. “Freddy” is President and CEO of TextProject, a nonprofit that provides resources to support higher reading levels. Freddy was awarded the prestigious 2015 Oscar S. Causey Award for her outstanding contributions to reading research. She is also a research associate at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Dr. Hiebert has worked in the field of early reading acquisition for 45 years, first as a teacher’s aide and teacher of primary-level students in California and, subsequently, as a teacher and researcher. Her research addresses how fluency, vocabulary, and knowledge can be fostered through appropriate texts. Dr. Hiebert has influenced the development of myPerspectives in the areas of Vocabulary, Text Complexity, and Assessment and is also author of Savvas programs ReadyGen and iLit.
Dr. Ernest morrell
The Educator Kick Off Event is sponsored by Savvas Learning
Author LIVE Event
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