Coaching for Literacy
At Coaching for Literacy, we believe that if a child can read at grade level at the end of the third grade, the child's chances for future success skyrocket. We are all about reading. In fact, we do a lot of reading about reading. And because you're here, we can read into that that you're interested in reading too. So we present some links to reading we've done about reading, so you too can do some reading about reading.
Today, we are thinking about schools reopening.
In this video, my son, Odell Mitchell III, talks about how being an avid reader throughout his childhood and adolescence prepared him for the rigors of law school. He discusses how his background as a creative person--singer, artist, graphic artist--helps him in his practice as an entertainment lawyer and leadership development consultant. He also relates how he is passing on the legacy of literacy to his children. Check description for a link to an audio of Odell singing "Christmastime is Here.
In this video, multitalented St. Louis author Candy "CandyGram" Pettiford shows her dramatic flair as she shares her literacy journey of growing up in a Swedish town in Minnesota, contracting rheumatoid arthritis in her 30's, and then starting a writing career. She describes her numerous talents and gives snippets of her children's books. CandyGram encourages literacy by proclaiming that it opens doors.
Check out my mom's story of her mom's ILLITERACY journey. My grandmother was never taught to read or write, but she became a successful cook.