My name is Traci Matturro and I am the reading specialist here at Wheaton Woods. I have been in Montgomery County for over 30 years as both a classroom teacher and reading specialist.

 

 

My job is to oversee the literacy program at our school.  I work primarily with teachers to support their practice in both reading and writing. 

 

As the school year gets underway there are many things you can do to support your child at home.  One of the best ways is to read to your child no matter how old they are!  Kids love listening to stories and when the story comes from a parent or guardian it is so much sweeter.  If your first language is not English, read to your child in YOUR language. 

 

Your child should be bringing home books every night and it is critical that you are ensuring your child is reading, even if it is for 15-20 minutes.  We need kids to build stamina so that they can read for sustained periods of time.  Consider setting a timer for 5 minutes at first.  Then begin to increase it over time.  Your child should be reading books s/he loves as well as those instructed by his/her teacher.

 

If you have any questions, feel free to email me at traci_e_matturro@mcpsmd.org as I am here to serve you and our kids.

 

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