Media Center

Media Center

The KRES Media specialist is Pamela Hester.

 She has taught Pre – K, 1st, and 3rd grade. She has been an educator for over 20 yrs.

She loves being a Media Specialist because she enjoys her involvement with all students at KRES! 

She received her Bachelors & Masters from Fort Valley State University, and her Specialist Degree and Media certification from Georgia College and State University.   

Reading with Your Child
Many times students can read the words, but do not comprehend (understand) what they are reading. Using these tips will enhance the time you spend reading with your child and reinforce comprehension skills that are crucial in becoming a fluent reader.

Step 1: Before you read
Look at the cover of the book. Read the title. Ask your child: 

  • What do you think this book will be about?

  • Where do you think the story is going to take place?

  • Who do you think the book is going to be about?

Step 2: While you read
Read each page. Look at the pictures on the page. Ask your child:

  • What is happening?

  • Who is in the picture?

Think about the main character. Ask your child:

  • What is he/she like?

  • How is the character feeling or what is the mood of the character?

  • What is he doing?

What do you think the character will do next?

  • What will happen next?

  • Where are they?

  • What are they doing? 

Step 3: After you read
Ask your child: 

  • What was the main problem in the story and how was it solved?

  • Who was the main character in the story? Retell the story in your own words

  • What happened at the beginning? Middle? End?

  • What is the setting of the story? (Where did the story take place?) 


"Reading is not natural; it can and must be taught."