Coronavirus: Lafayette librarians, teachers find ways to encourage students to read at home

By Leigh Guidry, Lafayette Daily Advertiser

Lafayette Parish librarians and teachers are not letting school closures keep them from doing their jobs — encouraging students to read.

“Our teachers have been communicating with students on a regular basis to keep them motivated to keep reading,” said Jennifer Cohen, librarian at Prairie Elementary.

They’re using Google Classroom, emails and the Remind app to share resources like Tumblebooks, Read Epic and online read-alouds like Storyline Online.

And now students can take reading comprehension quizzes at home instead of only at school to earn Accelerated Reader points.

“I feel like I can speak on our teachers’ behalf when I say that all of us really miss our students and hope that they are safe and healthy, but also that they are reading and learning during this time!” Cohen said. 

On a Facebook page for Prairie parents, Cohen and her colleagues put a call out for reading photos as an at-home spirit day.

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