Free Kit Promotes Family Reading

Advantage Learning Systems offers a free how-to kit on organizing Family Reading Nights where adults can share their enthusiasm for books. These weekly gatherings can draw attention to a school's academic efforts and get parents more involved in their children's education.

Judi Paul, author of the Family Reading Night Kit, believes families play a vital role in motivating kids to read. The Kit contains funding tips, suggestions on staffing, checklists, and sample letters soliciting potential donors and participants.

Advantage Learning Systems publishes Accelerated Reader, a reading management package for K-12 classrooms. Version 4.0 includes new tracking and reporting functions as well as enhanced security features. Educators can use the Family Reading Night Kit whether or not they own the Accelerated Reader. Advantage Learning Systems, Wisconsin Rapids, WI, (800) 338-4204,

This article originally appeared in the 01/01/1997 issue of THE Journal.