Roman is the editor and co-author of Wizzieville Adventures Children’s Book Series that is designed for young students grades 1-5. The series is aligned with the South Carolina College and Career-Ready Standards in mathematics, science, and language arts. Not only does Roman enjoy reading; he also enjoys writing and being active in his community supporting the importance of reading.
In the reading table episodes Roman shares with his friends the books he is reading and what he enjoyed the most from the book. Roman shares his featured book of the week with friends and encourages them to read during each show. Roman reads a variety of subjects to include: video gaming, adventures, biographies, animals, and more… One of Roman’s favorite book series is “Dog Man”!
What we know: From The Edvocate “Literacy is the basic building block for the rest of an academic career and the lifetime that follows it. Research shows that kids who come from homes where reading was a priority, and they were read to by their parents, perform better academically throughout their lives. The National Center for Education Statistics reports that Kindergarten students who are read frequently to at home are more likely to count to 20, write their own names, and read (or pretend to read).
Only 53 percent of children ages 3 to 5 are read to every day by a family member, though, and that number drops for families with incomes below the poverty line. The importance of parental influence in reading extends beyond the youngest grades. The U.S. Department of Education reports that fourth-grade classrooms with low parental involvement have students with average reading scores that are 46 points below the national average”. Read the full article here.