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Written by Brittany Marietta   
Monday, 25 April 2011 07:42

The love of reading takes center stage next month with Get Caught Reading Month, part of a nation-wide campaign to remind people of all ages how much fun it is to read!  Launched in 1999, the Get Caught Reading Campaign is promoted throughout the year by the Association of American Publishers.  Some of the nation’s most celebrated public figures, celebrities, and beloved characters have championed the campaign with their visions of getting caught reading – from Laura Bush to Rosie O’Donnell to Clifford the Big Red Dog!

Research shows that the development of literacy skills through early experiences with books and stories is critically linked to a child’s success in learning to read and overall success in school, yet fewer than half of young children in the U.S. are read to daily.  Research shows that children who aren’t fluent readers by the end of third grade may never catch up to their peers.  Early reading experiences are recognized as being of such importance that the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends pediatricians prescribe reading activities along with other instructions given to parents at well-child visits.

Get Caught Reading Month is a terrific opportunity to give thought to the role of books and literacy in your child’s life.  Rivermont Collegiate prepares young children to read by laying a strong foundation in oral and written experiences prior to kindergarten.  In preschool and junior kindergarten, lessons in Open Court Reading present rich language experiences through fingerplays, rhymes, songs, and poems.  At Rivermont, all first grade students read chapter books by the end of the year.  As students move into the Middle and Upper Schools (grades 6-12), they are challenged daily to participate in in-depth discussions of texts and understand the relevancy of literature to both individuals and the global community.

What are you waiting for?  Get a head start on your celebration of Get Caught Reading Month by joining us for an Open House to discover Rivermont Collegiate!  No appointment required – drop in Thursday, April 28th from 6:00-8:00 p.m. to tour campus and explore our curriculum and programs.  Celebrate Get Caught Reading Month by sharing the love of the written word with a child you know – and explore what Rivermont has to offer your young scholar.

Rivermont Collegiate is located at 1821 Sunset Drive, directly off 18th Street behind K&K Hardware in Bettendorf.  Visit us online at!

For additional information on Rivermont Collegiate or Thursday’s Open House, contact Cindy Murray at (563) 359-1366 ext. 302 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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