Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Kentucky Raises The Bar On Reading

Children's Literacy Advocate Shares
How Parents Can Prepare Kids for the Test
Kentucky is one of 44 states that has adopted the common core standards, and with new processes implemented by the senate, the expectations are high for students.  
Last year,  the overall state proficiency rate for reading and math combined dropped between 2015-16 and 2016-17. In fact, the high school combined math and reading average is lower than the average posted two years ago, as well. (Source)
As teachers struggle to find new ways to prepare their kids for the test this Spring, parents can also play a role in their success. 

Children's Author and Literacy  Advocate  Carew  Papritz  Can  Help!
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The 5-time award-winning author has inspired thousands of young students and he is showing parents tips and tricks to help their kids master the art of reading and writing.   Mixing humor and education, Papritz offers sage advice for families that is kid-friendly and fun. 

"There is a lot of pressure on elementary kids today and test anxiety is very real. Kids need to master literacy skills but they also need to have fun and be kids,"
says Papritz.

Affectionately known as "The Cowboy Philosopher,” Carew’s bestselling book, "The Legacy Letters," is a heartwarming and inspirational story told through a series of deeply personal letters that ultimately become—“A Love Story about Life” 
  • 3 FUN activities to prep for the tests.
  • How parents can help kids manage test anxiety.
  • How to get your kids to master the art of reading & writing.
  • How parents can take advantage of teachable moments.
  • Old-school parenting advice for the modern age.
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Carew Papritz, also known as The Cowboy Philosopher, is the author of the multi-award winning book The Legacy Letters. Though fictional, The Legacy Letters has won acclaim as a life lessons book for all generations, gaining the distinction of being the only book in publishing history to win awards in both fiction and non-fiction categories. A Renaissance Man in an age that lauds the specialist, The Huffington Post says Papritz "intrigues and enlightens, charms and catalyzes change for every reader."    
As part of his many innovative and adventurous first-ever book signings, Carew truly lives his book’s central message to “live life to the fullest” while signing books on top of volcanoes and horses. These events and other YouTube videos, such as the “I Love to Read” series and his annual literacy-driven charity event, “The Great Book Balloon Launch,” inspire kids and adults to rediscover the joy of reading! proceed of the summer’s sales of The Legacy Letters went to the Make-a-Wish Foundation.  Proceeds from his recent “First-Ever Book Signing while Stomping Grapes” went to the Seattle Children’s Hospital.  Other charities include Reading is Fundamental and the Military Mama’s Network. Find his videos at: 

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