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Last updated: November 19, 2010
Literacy Alive! is a national initiative among participating chapters of Kappa Delta Pi. In Rowan's Eta Psi Chapter, it presents itself as an exciting event held each spring in the Education Building, where students in grades K-5 are invited from local community schools to come and experience the wonder of reading in a unique themed setting. In past years, we have had an array of themes such as Shoot for the Moon and Read Among the Stars. During the event, we utilize the entire third floor of Education Hall, and committees of KDP members work together to create an interactive environment, creating different projects, games, and activities within each of the different subject-based rooms of: Reading, History, Math, Science, Art, Music, and Physical Education. "Tour Guides" (KDP Members) take groups of students through to each of the different rooms, ending with the Book Room, where each child is sent home with a book. It is a fun event for both our members and for the children attending, and it is exciting to see how Literacy is interwoven into each of the different disciplines during this program, helping to develop a lifelong love of learning in the lives of young students.
The theme for the 2011 Literacy Alive! event at Rowan University is Camp Read! It will be held in early March, and we are excited about offering this exciting theme to the local schools and community!
The 2010 Literacy Alive! theme was Shoot for the Moon and Read Among the Stars! During this event, children arrived on the first floor of Education Hall and took a space ship (the elevator) into outer space! They took part in galactic adventures and activities, were presented with a Space-tacular Cat In the Hat Reader's Theater, sang solar songs, made rockin' rockets and more! Everyone had a wonderful time, and we look forward to seeing them again at the 2011 Literacy Alive! program!