In the world of education we are constantly seeking new ways to make reading and language fun for kids. Reading is a staple in education and it’s important that the interest in reading doesn’t fade away.
Summit Academy Community School in Painesville put together a Star Wars themed literacy night called “Star Wars: The Force of Literacy Awakens” on March 24 in order to drum up some excitement for reading.
The night was filled with fun activities such as “Yodifying Our Language”, a game put together by Summit Academy social studies and science teacher Ken Sawers and art teacher Audrey Leonard to teach students about the parts of speech. There was even Star Wars themed snacks such as “Yoda soda” and “wookie cookies”.
Summit Academy Schools place importance on family relationships, which is why this fun night was held for 4th through 8th grade students and their families. The only way to integrate reading into a student’s everyday life is to involve his or her parents as well.
This family event gained attention from The News-Herald who wrote an article entitled “Summit Academy in Painesville Hosts Literacy Night With ‘Star Wars’ Theme” by Tawana Roberts.
The article talks about the purpose of the event and the many activities and fun food that were provided. It’s great to see Summit Academy Schools getting the attention we deserve in the news. After all, we are doing something great for students with learning or social disabilities and we want everyone to be aware of the wonderful things happening at our schools.
Credits go to Tawana Roberts of The News-Herald. Read the full article here.