34 results for author: Emily Kirven

Join Us! 2019 Annual Benefit on May 16!

Buy tickets today and support READ 718 at our annual spring benefit on May 16, 2019! Come for food from Brooklyn's Pies 'N' Thighs, cocktails, dancing, and our honoree, the great Andrea Davis Pinkney, and our featured special guests Sharon Van Etten, Dean Edwards, and Bill Posley. All are welcome! Click on "Read More" for a link to purchase tickets. https://www.nycharities.org/events/EventLevels.aspx?etid=11145

READ 718 Reads! on March 5 with author, David Grann.

Join us for a special evening David Grann, #1 NYTimes bestselling author and award-winning staff writer at The New Yorker to discuss Grann's most recent book, The White Darkness, a powerful true story about adventure and obsession in the Antarctic. The event will be hosted in a private home on March 5 from 6:30-8:30. Address will be shared upon registration. All proceeds support programming at READ 718. Click here to buy tickets.

Don’t Miss Our First Kids’ Book Club, November 16!

In partnership with Books Are Magic and Brooklyn Independent Middle School, READ 718 is  hosting a monthly book club for kids! Our first one will be Friday, November 16 from 4:00-5:00. (more…)

Multisensory Reading Instruction: What, Why, and How?

A workshop for parents, educators, and friends on October 11 at 6:30-7:30 PM. Multisensory -- it's a buzzword that you may have heard in and around schools. Educators and specialists say they are doing multisensory reading instruction and that schools should be doing it, but what is it? Why do it? How do you do it with students or your own child? Come get an introduction to multisensory reading instruction and be ready to involve all of your senses! Tickets are free, but please rsvp to eva@read718.org.

Calming Anxiety and Building Self-Esteem in Kids, Wednesday July 11 at 6:30 PM

Join Us on July 11: Calming Anxiety and Building Self-Esteem in Kids: a FREE workshop with Understood.org.

Join READ 718 and Understood.org for a free workshop on July 11 at 6:30 PM. We'll be talking about strategies to calm anxiety and build self-esteem in children with learning and attention issues -- and in parents, too. Please rsvp to alice@read718.org.

Games to Build Reading Skills: Wednesday, May 2 at 6:30

A WORKSHOP FOR PARENTS AND EDUCATORS, FREE! RSVP to eva@read718.org Learning to read can be hard, so why not make it fun? Playing games is an engaging and motivating way to reinforce or review reading skills. At this workshop, participants will learn about the best games: those that don't require a lot of set-up and can easily adapt to meet the needs of various readers. Natalie Huerta, Lucy Bayer, and Heron Haas are current and former reading teachers at Mary McDowell Friends School who regularly incorporate games into their work with elementary students with learning disabilities. At this workshop, they will be sharing reading games that you ...


Join us on May 17, 2018 at Littlefield in Gowanus, Brooklyn for our annual READ 718 benefit! Learn more about our program, celebrate our work, and support READ 718! BUY TICKETS HERE Please write to emily@read718.org with any questions.

4-Week Winter Writing Workshop

A super fun boot camp....with proper punctuation! This four session workshop (February 3, 10, 17, 24 from 1:00-2:30) led by learning specialist Beth Bucher will increase students' confidence and competence when asked to write about what they read. Your child will review how to effectively plan and structure paragraphs and create a personalized writing resource binder with graphic organizers, word lists, writing glossary and examples to use throughout the school year. The course is geared towards 4th and 5th graders who have traditionally found writing to be challenging. While students will certainly be “schooled," this class won’t be ...