I am writing regarding a Chronicle story written in March by Stephanie Toone titled, "Elementary center spreads literacy" (March 26). I am a sophomore at Georgia College and State University but my family resides in Augusta.
For one of my classes I had a group project on the knowledge gap theory, and one of the factors we studied was the effect that reading has on children. I wanted to write this to let you know that, after researching the importance of reading to children, I really appreciate this article written on elementary literacy.
I think it is great to give this kind of exposure to an issue that I personally feel does not get the attention or encouragement it deserves. More presentation of this topic -- and maybe even more statistics to bring more awareness to the weight of childhood literacy -- would be fantastic.
Thank you for taking the time to read my letter and for the interest in covering topics that are bettering our community.