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Spanish interpreter Denise Taverne reads to a group of students. Tribune photo by Gary Miller

Kennedy Elementary School in Willmar, Minn., offers reading, math tips to use with children at home


WILLMAR -- When parents read with their children, it's a good idea to stop once in a while and talk about how the subject of the book relates to a child's other experiences.

It might have a connection to a child's own life, or to another book read recently, or to something going on elsewhere in the world. Using books about turtles, reading specialist Patty Hoaglund demonstrated the strategy during Family Literacy Night Thursday at Kennedy Elementary School.

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Linda Vanderwerf

I cover education issues for the West Central Tribune and have worked for the paper since 1995. I have worked in journalism since 1981.

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