PiscatawayREADS - April 2, 2014


 PiscatawayReads PiscatawayREADS is a community-based initiative to promote reading and the enhancement of literacy among all its members. Literacy, the ability to read, write, and communicate clearly, facilitates success in school and in life and guides us in social and cultural interactions. 

Reading is a magical experience! However, for the adventure to begin, the cover of a book must first be opened. The Piscataway School District is encouraging the adventure through its PiscatawayReads “Extraordinary Stories” program scheduled for Wednesday, April 2nd from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. at Piscataway High School. Piscataway Reads is a community-based initiative created to promote reading and the enhancement of literacy. The program will feature read-aloud sessions, as well as book discussion groups for children and family members aged Pre-Kindergarten through adult. The evening will include storytelling activities, music and dance, parent workshops and more.

To promote participation in the event, students throughout the district are provided with free age-appropriate books.  Students must commit to reading their books before the April 3rd program, at which time they will take part in discussion groups, storytelling activities, and more.

The books for this year’s PiscatawayReads Together are as follows:

  • Grades K-2 - Amazing Grace by Mary Hoffman and Caroline Binch
  • Grade 3 -  Abby Takes a Stand by Patricia C. McKissack
  • Grade 3 -  My Father's Dragon by Ruth Stiles Gannett
  • Grades 4/5 - In The Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson by Bette Bao Lord
  • Grades 4/5 - M.C. Higgins, The Great by Virginia Hamilton
  • Grades 6/7/8 - Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis
  • High School -  The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
Students may choose to read a book from any grade level as long as it sparks their interest!