Some kids aren't lucky enough to be read to...
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Did you know that read aloud is the single most important activity for eventual success in reading? And that not every child is lucky enough to be read to at home? And that 80% of low-income third grade children are not reading proficiently?
Read to a Child's Lunchtime Reading Program is addressing this issue head on by giving children the opportunity to be read to, one-on-one, each week. I am so proud to be a part of bringing the Lunchtime Reading Program to children in Boston and hope that you will support me and Read to a Child as we continue to teach children in need to learn, and love to read!
It works. If you don't believe me, you should believe the teachers.
- "They gained reading strategies and techniques, critical thinking skills, and more confidence and self-esteem when reading solo or out loud and the love of different genres." Grade 2 Teacher, Tobin School
- "[Student] struggled at the beginning of the year with finding texts that he liked and wanted to read. Now, he enjoys chapter books and reading with others! His comprehension is improving and he's more involved in literature discussions." Grade 2 Teacher, Condon School
- "Love the program! [Student] enjoyed going with his mentor each week. Listening to his reader gave him the courage to start reading out loud in the classroom." Grade 1 Teacher, Condon School
- "[Student] always made sure we knew it was her day to go with her reading buddies. She proudly went to the front of the line every Thursday. I wish you many more volunteers so we can get more students into the program." Grade 1 Teacher, Renaissance School
- "Students were exposed to a variety of texts, both fiction and nonfiction. Students gained interest in reading and benefited from more reading enrichment, which improved their prior knowledge. Students also enjoyed the relationships they built with their readers and gained more confidence when participating during reading." Grade 2 Teacher, Adams School