Trine students present Family Literacy Night at Fremont Elementary

February 25, 2019

Trine University junior Elementary Education majors enrolled in the Teaching of Reading course presented Dr. Seuss Family Literacy Night at Fremont Elementary School on Thursday, Feb. 21. Trine’s education students created reading stations that encouraged students to set reading goals, create bookmarks, construct reading hats and build a mini Lorax. Each station was aligned to an Indiana Department of Education reading standard and included a reading activity.

Family Literacy night is an initiative sponsored by the Parent Teacher Organization of Fremont Elementary School.

“We were honored to participate in Literacy Night,” said Ashley Overton, Ph.D., assistant professor in Trine’s Franks School of Education. “The ability to read is foundational to a successful education, and it is my desire that the teacher candidates understand the importance that a great reading teacher has on student success.”

“Trine teacher candidates continue to show their desire to grow as future educators, and this was evident during Family Literacy Night. Education students impressed the students, parents and staff at Fremont Elementary with their quality reading stations. This was a great experience for our students and were happy to be able to assist and collaborate with the Fremont school district.”

To stay up-to-date with Trine University’s Franks School of Education, use #teacherbytrine on Twitter. For more information on collaborating with the elementary education program within the Franks School of Education, contact Overton at

  • - Trine University elementary education students who participated in Fremont Elementary School's Family Literacy Night included: from left, seated, Jakob Layton, Cassi Wyse, Andrea Oster; standing, Brooke Wilber, Jordan Birdsall, Brylin Toll, Alexa Ratkowski and Renee Souva. The students are all juniors enrolled in the Teaching of Reading course.

  • - Andrea Oster, left, and Cassi Wyse

  • - Alexa Ratkowski, left, and Brylin Toll facilitate the Dr. Seuss Puzzle Making Station.

  • - Andrea Oster, left, and Cassi Wyse at the Dr. Seuss Bookmark station.

  • - Jakob Layton, The Lorax

  • - Jordan Birdsall, left, and Renee Souva at the Dr. Seuss Reading Goals station.

  • - Brooke Wilber, left, and Allison Thompson at the Reading Hats station.


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