This is where Pearson published a story about Godwin Heights Reading for the Record. It was an exciting day!
Compared with 13 book titles available per child in the middle-income neighborhoods, only 1 book title was available for every 300 children in the poor communities.” Neuman, S. B., Celano, D. C., Greco, A. N., & Shue, P. (2001). Access for All: Closing the Book Gap for Children in Early Education. Newark, DE: International Reading Association.
Today 300 students in Godwin Heights Schools of Wyoming, MI received the book, Corduroy, from literacy coach and author, Debra Renner Smith, in honor of Pearson Allyn and Bacon’s, Jumpstart Read for the Record on October 2, 2008.
Better yet, all the Godwin Heights students read or heard the book today. Godwin Heights Board members, Superintendent Valdis Gailitis, the elementary principals, and other administrators, community members, and teachers read to groups of students in individual classrooms today.