At this year’s Family Literacy Day—a Belmont-sponsored event that celebrates reading and encourages young readers in grades pre-K through 6—students from the Belmont English Club hosted a variety of reading circles. Topics/themes included Dr. Seuss, super heroes, food, dogs, Disney, and fairy tales.
Each year Belmont English majors hold a bake sale in order to fund a literacy program for the children at the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. This year, the sale will take place on Tuesday and Wednesday (March 22-23) from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the lobby of McWhorter Hall. Both students and professors always bake their hearts out, so please show up to support their efforts and bring cash and an appetite!
A variety of students connected to the English Department served as volunteers at Belmont University’s 15th Annual Family Literacy Day, held April 11 at Easley Community Center and E.S. Rose Park. The event is aimed at children from pre-K through Grade 6 and their families and is designed to celebrate the joys of reading. The primary focus of the event is reading circles, groups that read books to children in association with chosen themes. This year, the Belmont English Club hosted five reading circles, and students from Dr. Jason Lovvorn’s Third Year Writing (ENG 3010) classes hosted three reading circles. Their themes included Dr. Seuss, Cats and Dogs, Food, Superheroes, Dragons and Dinosaurs, Animals, Space and Sports, and Fairy Tales. Additional information about Family Literacy Day can be found at the event website: http://www.belmont.edu/sl/family_literacy_day/