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    Award winning autlior visits Mereditii
in iionor of DEAR day
Staff Writer
Calling all parents,
librarians, future teachers
and anyone who knows a
child, listen to this! Jim
Trelease, one of the New
York Times best selling
audiors, will be on campus
Thursday, September 4A
for the Meredith READS
program (an extension of
Motheread, Inc.) at 7:00
p.m. in Jones Auditorium.
His programs are known
for their humor, wit and
dynamics so you won't
want to miss it!
A gift from Ann
Goodnight, Trelease’s visit
is in honor of International
Literacy Day, which is held
each year on September
S^L Motheread, Inc. and
M^dith College are pro
moting literacy in Wake
Coun^ by hosting DEAR
Day on September 8th.
On DEAR Day, every
one Is invited wd encour
aged to Drop Everything
And Read between 10:00
a.m. and 10:15 p.m. Dr.
Hartford and Dr. Jean
Jackson will be honorii^
ttiis day by bringing a cou
ple of rocking chairs to the
Cour^ard to read during
allotted time. Everyone
is invited to
bring a cozy
blanket and
book to enjoy
this special
occasion. In
case of rain,
bring your
blankets and
books to the
Trelease, a
native of New
Jersey, gradu
ate of the
University of
(1963) and
father of two,
is the auAor of
The Read-
Hey! Listen To
This and Read
All About It!
Formerly a
journalist for a
Massachusetts newspaper,
he turned his attention to
educating children in local
schools about careers in
writing and art. Shortly
after, he began to write The
Read-Aloud Handbook,
which was published in
1979. It explains the impor
tance of reading aloud to
children of all ages and
includes wondei^l stories
Author of The Read Ahud Handtxx^ Jim TYelease
photo courtesy of Volunteer Sen/ices
his 3rd edi
tion of The
Handbook, he
cites Modieread;
Meredith's part
ner in spreading
literacy; as an
excellent read
aloud program.
Teachers and
parents have
used his books
to strengthen
their children's
ability to read
and love for
reading. His
books are also
used in many
tmiversities in
their education
Handbook is a
compilation of
many stories.
that can be read aloud.
After the publication,
Trelease became renowned
for his insight and ingenu-
i^ about the importance of
reading aloud to children
and continued on to write
two more novels. In 1989,
the International Reading
Association regarded him
as one of the greatest bene
factors of the decade to the
reading community. (FYI:
As the founder of
Reading Tree Productions,
Trelease now visits schools
and other institutions to
speak to the public about
the value of reading.
Although he a jam-
packed schedule for tiie
next year, he was able to
squeeze Meredith into it
and we are lucky to have
If you can't make it to
read with Dr. Hartford and
Dr. Jackson on Sept. 8th,
be sure to set aside at least
fifteen minutes in the day
for yourself to read. Also
remind your &mily and
friends to do the same.
If you would like to
learn mote about Jim
Trelease, his programs and
books, visit www.trelease-
anthologies and
includes why it is important
to read to children. Hey!
Listen to This is much like
The Handbook, but is
directed toward those in
kindergarten through 4th
grade. Read All About It is
aimed at pre-teens and
teenagers. All of his books
are annotated and give a
commentary and descrip
tion of the author of each
Please attend
Jim Tretease*s
lecture in Jones
Auditorium at
7p.m. Thursday,
September 4th.
On the inside:
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