PISCATAWAY, NJ – Students throughout the Piscataway School District will participate in the PiscatawayREADS program this Wed., April 5th at Piscataway High School.

PiscatawayREADS, a community-based initiative sponsored by the board of education, is an annual event designed to promote reading and literacy among students in grades K-12.

According to a post on the district website, “Literacy, the ability to read, write and communicate clearly facilitates success in school and in life and guides us in social and cultural interactions.”

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Throughout the school year, students have been reading age-appropriate books centered on the theme, ‘Diversity’. This year’s titles are:

Grades K-1: When I was Eight

Grade 2: Separate is Never Equal

Grade 3: Mr. Lincoln’s Way

Grades 4-5: How We Are Smart

Middle School: Flying Lessons

High School: The Underground Railroad

Wednesday’s PiscatawayREADS program is the culminating event, where students will receive free copies of the books and will be able to participate in book talks, story activities and presentations.

Preschool events for the April 5th PiscatawayREADS will begin at 5:30 p.m. at PHS.

K-12 events start at 6:30 p.m., with registration beginning at 5:45 in the Patton Cafeteria.

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