Sometimes a good book may be hard to find, but ANY book can help promote reading and literacy. This month, the Department of Education has teamed up with MetaMetrics and Simon Malls to encourage you to read and donate a book to a local school. Several Simon Mall locations in Florida will host Kidgits Club’s “Book Blast” events where you can visit, learn and donate. Your participation will help a local school obtain much-needed books to fill their media centers and libraries, and you will get a great opportunity to learn about a tool called “Find a Book, Florida!”
This online resource enables students to search for books and build custom reading lists based on their interests and reading level. By going to http://florida.lexile.com or the Department’s home page, you can use the tool to find the most appropriate books for your student. We all know that reading is important in school, but these are just a few of the many opportunities you have to infuse reading and literacy in your everyday lives.