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Billboard created by Dillard High School students inspire their fellow students to read more, earn more, and love more

BILLBOARDBillboard created by Dillard High School students inspire their fellow students to read more, earn more, and love more

By Georgia D.N. Robinson

If you have not yet seen the billboard on the northwest corner of Sunrise Boulevard and Northwest 27 Avenue, take your children and friends to see it before Aug. 31, 2014. The billboard, which was created by the art students at Dillard High School and sponsored by readingpaysmore.com, depicts the powerful image of team-work, romance and the love of the reading among our girls and boys.

Attorney Georgia Robinson, founder of readingpaysmore.com, states that we should look out for other such images on bill-boards, bench ads, and public art in our communities which will inspire our children to develop a love of reading and to promote the financial and other benefits of reading. The mission of readingpaysmore.com is to create a culture of reading in our communities so that every child is reading at or above grade level.

Reading is the foundation of learning. Up to third grade, children are learning to read so that they can grasp concepts and complex materials in future learning environments. Studies show that a child who is not reading at grade level by the third grade is four times more likely to drop out of school because they lack the basic foundation skills to learn and comprehend concepts.

In the state of Florida, students may advance through grades first and second based on each school district’s standards, but must meet the state’s Reading assessment requirement before being promoted beyond the third grade. In essence, a student will be held back if he or she cannot read at grade level in the third grade. Therefore, it is no coincidence that in Florida and other states, the prison population forecast is determined by the third grade dropout rate.

Students, parents, educators and community members are urged to visit readingpaysmore.com to learn and share successful tips and strategies to help students read at or above grade level, regardless of their economic or social status.

At readingpaysmore.com, we believe that every child can read and comprehend above grade level. Yes they can!

We are asking everyone to read with a child and take her or him to a bookstore or local library today.

We are also asking every school to have monthly and yearly reading contests. We will feature the winning boy and girl, each year, on our website.

For further information, please visit readingpaysmore.com or email us at info@readingpaysmore.com.

 

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    Carma Lynn Henry Westside Gazette Newspaper 545 N.W. 7th Terrace, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33311 Office: (954) 525-1489 Fax: (954) 525-1861

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