In an effort to build a culture of reading and help students fall in love with books, SCSD is proud to introduce #READSC.  This hashtag will be used to showcase the great things happening in Star City Schools and the community related to literacy.  We will also share more about the HOW behind learning to read and ways to support the efforts of our awesome educators.  

Today is National Family Literacy Day, see some tips below for ways you can celebrate with your families.  Please take pictures and share them with us on our Facebook page!  

Tips To Help Your Child Fall In Love With Reading

  • Play board games together. (Games such as Apples to Apples, Hedbanz, Sequence Letters, Scrabble, Boggle, Tall Tales, Bananagrams, or Zingo are fun for everyone.)
  • Play games as you travel. (Look for letters on signs or license plates. Play “I spy” with sounds--I spy something that has the “ch” sound.
  • Use art to learn letters and words. (Use sidewalk chalk to draw pictures and label them. Practice writing letters and words. Use magnetic letters on a cookie sheet to build
    words and practice sounds. Use those same magnets on the fridge to play “Change a Word” by moving beginning, middle, and ending sounds to create new words.)
  • Go visit the library. (Help your child select a variety of reading materials, including
    nonfiction, magazines, and/or audio books. Visit each section in the library and let your child explore an assortment of books.)
  • Listen to a good book. (Download the OverDrive App ( and
    connect to your local library for free audio books. Try Tales of the Fourth Grade Nothing, The Tale of Despereaux, Frindle, A Wrinkle in Time, Stuart Little, Treasure Island, Fudge-A-Mania, or How to Train Your Dragon.)

For more information about #READSC and ways you can participate, please reach out to Laura Brooke Smith, Assistant Principal at JBE. (