In Baltimore County
Jemicy to offer workshop on written expression
OWINGS MILLS -- The Jemicy School Outreach Program is sponsoring "Framing Your Thoughts," a three-day workshop on teaching writing to children in grades three to seven. The workshop, to be held Dec. 2-4 at the Jemicy school, is part of Project Read, a structured approach to language instruction that adapts tutoring techniques for use in classroom groups.
The workshop is designed for classroom teachers, special education teachers, writing specialists, speech and language therapists, tutors and others interested in writing instruction. Sessions will focus on ways to make abstract concepts of language more concrete for children and help them expand ideas, develop better sentences and organize compositions.
Information: Jemicy Outreach, 410-653-2700.
'Millennium' initiative sets goal for children
REISTERSTOWN -- Reisterstown Elementary School will kick off its "Reading Into the Millennium" initiative tomorrow morning.
The goal is for every pupil to read for a total of 2,000 minutes from Dec. 1 through May 1, with prizes going to the top readers.
Baltimore County school board member Sanford V. Teplitzky is scheduled to talk about the importance of reading in his adult life as a lawyer, school board member and father.
In Anne Arundel County
Free adult literacy program begins next month at church
PASADENA -- Magothy United Methodist Church is planning to begin a free adult literacy program next month.
The program, staffed by church volunteers, will be held in the library of the church, 3703 Mountain Road. Sessions will be held from 7: 30 p.m. to 9: 30 p.m. on Wednesdays, beginning this week.
Adults just learning to read, or those who need to improve reading skills, are welcome to participate in the program. Information: Debbie Wilfong, 410- 360-0196.