Post: Reading Is Fundamental: Middle and High School Students.
Posted by Gustavo on 3/02/02
Reading Is Fundamental: TVShow 306: "Older Students and
Literacy". A program addressed to the Middle and High
Reading Is Fundamental (RIF) Exchange is an hour-long
monthly television program designed to keep educators,
librarians, and parents informed on the latest developments
and trends in children's literacy. Each show profiles
exemplary literacy programs and volunteers, offers
practical tips and strategies for educators and parents,
and highlights great books to share with children.
This year, RIF is celebrating its 35th anniversary and the
milestone of placing more than 200 million books in the
hands and homes of children who need them most.
RIF serves children and families in every state, the
District of Columbia, and U.S. off-shore territories in
programs that operate in schools, libraries, community
centers,etc. Today, thanks to public-private partnerships,
RIF is the nation's largest children's and family literacy
NEXT Show # 306: Older Students and Literacy, March 6,
2002; 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. or make a reservation prior to the
broadcast to watch it at your school.
One of the Guests will be the 9th. grader Alejandro Gac-
Artigas, a writer, a role model; author of "Yo, Alejandro:
the story of a young Latino boy"(isbn:1-930-879-21-0)
and "Off to Catch the Sun: Short Stories and Poems". (isbn:
1-930-879-28-8) To read reviews of Alejandro Gac-Artigas'
books by the American Library Association, International
Reading Association, Teachers, Students, etc., go to
amazon.com or bn.com
Tips for Viewing RIFNet Programs
Information in the chart of States lists ways and locations
for viewing RIFNet programs, either through your local
cable company or via distance-learning networks at schools
If you do not subscribe to a local cable company listed in
the chart, contact your local school or public library to
make viewing arrangements for RIFNet programs.
If you plan to watch RIFNet programs at a school, be sure
to call the local contact (listed under your state) to make
reservations prior to the broadcast.
Please feel free to videotape all RIFNet broadcasts to
share with your colleagues.
Call the RIFNet Access Hot Line at 1-800-590-0041 for more
To find out where host sites and reception is available Go
and Click on your state
Tip to use Alejandro's books in the classroom:
Several schools are using Alejandro's books, "books written
by a peer", as following: 1.- they give the students a
chapter to read
2.- they discuss the chapter in class 3.- they ask the kids
to write something similar based on their own personal
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