Dunbar Learning Center books huge donation to boost love of reading

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Dallas ISD’s ongoing “Super Heroes: Teaming for Success” initiative hit a major milestone on Sept. 26.

The district hosted a schoolwide literacy celebration for more than 500 students at Paul L. Dunbar Learning Center in South Dallas. The initiative, which has the goal of fostering a lasting culture of literacy within the district, will increase access to books in both the classroom and in students’ homes.

Clifford the Big Red Dog makes an appearance at a literacy celebration at Dunbar Learning Center.

This event included the unveiling of classroom library makeovers for all pre-K – 5 classrooms at the elementary school, donated by Scholastic, the global children’s publishing, education, and media company. Presenters and special guests included the world-renowned literacy expert and author Pam Allyn and Clifford the Big Red Dog.

Students participated in classroom read-alouds and received three free books of their choice for their home library. Teachers received copies Allyn’s book, Every Child a Super Reader, to extend their professional development.

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