Woodbridge students, faculty and staff visited Belmont Elementary School to read to kindergarten through second grade students during National Young Readers Day on November 10.
For several years, the Woodbridge Campus has partnered with Belmont Elementary through various interactive school projects, particularly serving as active volunteers for National Young Readers Day each year. Belmont Elementary Acting Principal Brenda Lewis expressed her gratitude and explained why literacy is the most important element of the school’s curriculum.
“Reading impacts every subject area and NOVA-Woodbridge has helped us by enhancing our language arts program,” Lewis said. “Our students love to have someone read to them and they absolutely love the interaction. As we use higher-level, thought-provoking questions through Bloom’s Taxonomy, we are looking for our students to increase their reading level and comprehension. We thank and appreciate the continued partnership we have with the Woodbridge Campus.”
National Young Readers Day is an annual event that was cofounded in 1989 by Pizza Hut and the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress. It is held during the second week of November to raise awareness around the importance of reading. Schools participate by recruiting members of the community to read aloud to classrooms.