Shore Road Students Read Like Rock Stars

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Shore Road students rocked to the rhythm of the Squeaky Clean Band during an event to kick off Parents as Reading Partners Week, a weeklong activity to promote reading in schools. Called “Reading Rocks,” the band’s program featured musicians Phil Leone, Glenn Manion and Suzanne Smithline, who delivered live performances of popular rock ’n’ roll music, linking the music to well-known literature. The kickoff activity paralleled this year’s PARP theme, “Read Like a Rock Star.”   
   
Guitarist Manion told the students, “You are reading all day long, even if you don’t realize it. You are acquiring information from everywhere.”   
   
During the week, students participated in an array of activities designed to ignite the joy of reading and to increase reading opportunities. They brought the lyrics to their favorite songs to school and shared them with friends, decorated Colored Guitar pictures and wrote on them what they love about reading, and completed a Famous Pop Stars crossword puzzle. They wore T-shirts related to music and asked friends to read them, and attended a Laugh-A-Lot Poetry assembly. There was also a book swap and daily opportunities to answer music trivia questions. In addition, students were asked to turn off the television and to read more during the week.