Have you ever wondered what it’s like to struggle with reading?
Kicking off the REAP for Roswell initiative, Reading is Essential for All People (REAP), is excited to announce the viewing of the HBO documentary by Director James Redford, The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia. The admission to this Sundance Film Festival movie will be free to the public.
REAP is hosting the event in a lively and engaging environment with the goal of raising awareness of the breadth and impact of reading challenges. They hope to inspire members of the community and school system to work together toward reading proficiency for all. These efforts are currently working to serve Mountain Park Elementary and Mimosa Elementary teachers with future plans for opportunities at additional Fulton County schools.
Join us for the HBO Documentary that The San Francisco Chronicle reviewed as “fascinating, straightforward and revealing” and “exemplary” educational filmmaking. The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia offers hope and insight for teachers, parents and students who are dealing with learning challenges. Students struggle with reading, writing and spelling for many reasons, including dyslexia, which affects 20% of our population. This film follows the individual journeys of ordinary students (as well as some famous and successful adults) as they confront dyslexia. Watch the movie trailer at: http://thebigpicturemovie.com
There will be a follow-up discussion panel with Q & A that will review proven and effective solutions for improving reading proficiency.
Free to the public and families are welcome.
This event is hosted by Reading is Essential for All People (REAP). REAP provides public school teachers with specialized training that reinforces the foundations of reading. These training approaches are helpful for any child, in any classroom, small group, or one-on-one situation, and are especially critical for struggling readers.
A huge thank you to Blessed Trinity High School for providing the perfect location for this screening.