National Reading Month 2022
March kicks off National Reading Month, which celebrates the privilege of literacy and encourages readers, young and old, to engage in reading. We're celebrating all month-long through social media posts featuring readers across our district, a scholar-recommended booklist, and other highlights!
Federal Way Public Schools is committed to helping scholars develop strong reading skills, starting in elementary through high school graduation. Not only does reading serve as a healthy exercise for our minds by improving creativity, critical thinking skills, and concentration, but it also helps expand our perspective on others and the world around us. It can help us connect with others, deepen empathy, and so much more!
Did you know? Daily reading can improve comprehension skills and academic performance across all subjects.(1)
That's why FWPS has built-in ELA learning targets into our strategic plan to support literacy and reading development at every stage of student learning as noted in Goal 1 and Goal 4 of our strategic plan. With support, scholars will meet or exceed grade-level standards.
Scholar Recommended Booklist
We're excited to share our first booklist, featuring favorite books nominated by PreK-12 grade scholars across our district. Books include a wide range of genres and interests, and include themes dealing with cultural identity, feelings, and more!
Watch a video of book selections and view the full scholar-recommended booklist curated from nearly 150 book nominations on the Scholar Recommended Booklist page.
Read Aloud with Superintendent Dr. Pfeiffer
Access a special read-aloud by Superintendent Dr. Pfeiffer, who reads Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!, words and pictures by Mo Willems.
Participate in a Reading Challenge
Eighth-grade scholar Marquis W. of Lakota Middle School has already read 40 books this school year. He challenges scholars to read every day in order to read 10 books in a month! Are you up for the challenge?
Explore Your School’s Library
Uncover your next favorite story by browsing through your school’s physical or online library. If you need ideas or help, contact your school’s librarian. Also, remember all FWPS students have access to the King County Library System’s online resources and eBooks. The opportunities for reading are endless!