Workshop designed for families


GREENVILLE — The Greenville Public Library is proud to present a family workshop on literacy March 16 at 6 p.m. called Words, Experiences and Relationships: A Foundation for Literacy Learning.

The presenter is Dr. Denice Honaker, a faculty member in the School of Education at IU East in Richmond, Indiana, since 2009.

Honaker said, “Family is important, and supporting, encouraging, and educating families to know their value and stay invested in their children’s learning is essential! This hands-on workshop focuses on using conversations, everyday experiences and adult-child relationships as the foundation of literacy learning. Families will be encouraged to identify and celebrate their own unique literacy cultures. Parents will have tools to be partners with teachers in supporting their children to become lifelong readers.”

Honaker has more than 25 years of experience in early childhood and elementary education. She’s a first-generation college graduate and earned an Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction in Early Childhood and Literacy Education from Indiana University in Bloomington.

She shares that she “is a mom of three amazing young adults, so I understand trying to keep up with their busy lives along with making sure they are developing the skills needed to be successful in school and in life. I am passionate about literacy and especially about supporting families in understanding and identifying the literacies that occur in the daily routines of family life.”

Honaker’s presentations are lively and fun for the whole family. An impressive full resume can be found at [email protected].

“Join us for a delightful and educational evening for parents and kids alike,” said organizers. “This is a free event but space is limited so please call to reserve your seat at 548-3915.”


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