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The Detroit Jewish News, 2003-07-25

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The Scene

When Reading
To Children

(Provided by the National Education
Association)

• Keep reading to your child even
when he can read. Read books that are
too difficult or long for him to read
alone.

• Try reading books with chapters
and talk about what has happened in
the story. Encourage your child to
make predictions about what will hap-
pen next, and connect characters or
events to those in other books and
stories.

• Talk with your child about read-
ing preferences that are beginning to
develop. Ask whether she likes adven-
ture stories, mysteries, science fiction,
animal stories or stories about other
children. Encourage her to explain the
reasons for preferences.

• Talk with your child about
favorite authors and help him find
additional books by those authors.

• Take turns reading a story with
your child. Don't interrupt to correct

mistakes that do not change the
meaning.

• Talk about the meaning of new
words and ideas introduced in books.
Help your child think of examples of
new concepts.

• Talk with your child about stories
using the notions of the beginning,
middle and end of the story to organ-
ize thinking and discussion.

• Ask your child to tell why a char-
acter might have taken a specific
action. Ask for information from the
story to support her answer.

Are you good at word searches, mazes, secret codes? Then AppleTrees 'Are You
Puzzled?" is perfect for your
If you solve this weeks challenge (open to adults and children of all ages), send
your solution, along with your name and city of residence, to arrive NO
LATER THAN Tuesday, July 29, to I Found It' do AppleTree, the Jewish
News, 29200 Northwestern Highway Suite 110, Southfield, MI 48034. Or e-
mail your guess to paljoey@earthlinknet

We'll print the names of everyone who solves the puzzle (or even gives it
a great shot) here in A_ppleTree.

Read Across America, a division of the National Education
Association, encourages reading among families throughout the coun-
try. Two years ago, Read Across America conducted a survey (it hasn't
been repeated, so keep in mind these are all books published prior to
2001) to find the favorite books of teachers and children.

The children's top five
vote getters were:
#5) Arthur (series) by Marc Brown
#4) The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss
#3) Green Eggs and Ham by Dr.
Seuss
#2) Goosebumps series by R.L. Stine
And in first place (this comes as no
surprise ...)
#1) Harry Potter series by J.K.
Rowling

The teachers' top five
vote getters were

#5) Where the Wild Things are by
Maurice Sendak
#4) The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss
#3) Green Eggs and Ham by Dr.
Seuss
#2) The Polar Express by Chris Van
Allsburg
And in first place? That's what
you have to guess!

Incoming YAD President Amy Schlussel is shown with President-elect Brian
Satovsky and outgoing President Scott Kaufman.

YAD Elects New Officers

Federation's Young Adult Division (YAD) marked its 65th year with a summer
party/annual meeting last month at the Bingham farms home of Doreen
Hermelin.
YAD's new slate of officers and directors were installed. The new president is
Amy Carson Schlussel. President-elect is Brian Satovsky. Officers are Gayle
Friedman, Lome Gold, Jeffrey Schlussel, Bradley Urdan and Sheri Wagner.
Schlussel emphasized YAD'S call to action to reach, connect and to make a
difference in the lives of others. "Make it a point this year to become passion-
ate," she said. "Visit an agency, travel to Israel, educate yourself on what YAD
and Federation do."
Incoming members of the YAD board are Rabbi Jonathan Berkun, Jay
Cohen, Jeremy Crane, Tony Fayne, Randall Fogelman, Jennifer Lerner
Friedman, Jordan Glass, Daniel Haberman, Mirian Kruger, Gal Mailer, Mara
Moss, Leslie Roth, Sarah Roth, Matthew Shane and Chad Zamler.
Joshua Opperer was honored as the 2003 recipient of the Mark Family
Young Leadership Award.

Scene Happenings

For college age through 30-something.
This calendar is published the second
Friday and the last Friday of each
month.

July 25 Friday, 7:30 p.m. YAD Shul
Crawl at Temple Emanu-El. Service in
the garden, weather permitting. Dessert

kiddush.

July 26 Saturday, 7-10:30 p.m. Jdate
party at Sevin night club in Pontiac.
Cost: $15 at wwwjdate.com or $25 at
the door.

July 30 Wednesday, 8 p.m. YAD
Exotic Bar Night at J. Alexander's with
25 Israeli counselors from Tamarack
Camps. Call: Jonathan Goldstein, (248)
203-1471.

Aug. 10 Sunday, 11 a.m. Picnic at Teitel
Jewish Apartments, Oak Park, with the
senior residents. No charge, and food
will be served. RSVP: Jonathan

Goldstein, (248) 203-1471.

Aug. 17 Sunday, 6:30 a.m. departure.
Rafting and BBQ on the Au Sable
River. For information, register and pay
online at
www.jfind.org/YAD/eventsirafting.asp

A2 Shabbat In The Park

The Young Adult Division of the Jewish
Federation of Washtenaw County is
hosting a Shabbat in the Park program
at Ann Arbor's Burns Park on Friday,
Aug. 15.
Singles, couples and families are
invited. The cost of $10 for adults, $5
for children includes dinner, dessert,
songs and Israeli dancing.
The group will meet near the shelter
at Baldwin Avenue and Wells Street. In
case of rain, the event will be at the
Washtnaw JCC.
To RSVP, call Felicia Littky at the
Federation, (734) 677-0100.

7/25
2003

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