Lecture encourages early and active reading

For Immediate Release:  Nov. 7, 2014

BLOOMSBURG— Barbara Wilson, professor of exceptionality programs, will offer tips for teaching youngsters to read as part of Bloomsburg University’s 175th anniversary Fall Faculty Lecture Series.

Barbara Wilson

Her lecture, “Pre-K Reading is More Than Pictures,” will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 18, at 7 p.m. in Hartline Science Center’s Kuster Auditorium, room 108. The first 20 parents to attend the lecture will receive a free book to read with their pre-k child.

Wilson will point out strategies parents can use in the early stages of their child’s reading experience, like repeating words, finding rhymes and identifying parts of a book. The goal of the lecture is to encourage early readers to focus on words instead of pictures and participate in what she calls “active reading.”

Wilson’s lecture is free and open to the public.

Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. The university, celebrating 175 years of excellence in 2014, serves approximately 10,000 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in the colleges of Education, Business, Liberal Arts and Science and Technology.