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Reading for Joy of It !!

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Reading for Joy of It !!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011 - 7:00pm


OISE-U of T Library
252 Bloor St West
Toronto, ON
M5S 1V6


The National Reading Campaign invites you to hear about a new Canadian poetry competition and two amazing programs from China and Africa that promote the joy of reading and engage young people in reading for pleasure, for enrichment and for citizen engagement.

Has our obsession with literacy taken the joy out of reading?

Currently in Ontario and many other jurisdictions, discussions about literacy tend to focus heavily on the mechanics of reading and on standardized test scores. At the same time, the percentage of Grade 3 and 6 students in Ontario who say they “like to read” has declined fairly steadily over the last decades.

We measure reading capacity with tests, but becoming a true “reader” is about so much more than the technical act of recognizing words. Being simply “able to read” is necessary, but it is not enough. As we find ourselves caught in the fierce updrafts of an information hurricane, we often lose sight of what reading contributes to our sense of self, our cultural awareness, our capacity for self-expression and, ultimately, our notions of engaged citizenship and the collective good. Being a true “reader” is at the heart of responsible citizenship.

Join the movement and find out about three great programs- Canada, Africa and China.

Admission is free. OISE/UT Library, 252 Bloor Street West (St. George Subway Station)

For more information about this event and about the Second Annual National Reading Summit to be held in Montreal on January 20th and 21st, please call: People for Education at 416-534-0100 or Patsy Aldana, Publisher of Groundwood Books at 416 363 4343 x 230.


OISE-U of T Library
252 Bloor St West
Toronto, ON M5S 1V6 43° 39' 49.68" N, 79° 23' 49.92" W

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