Link to March 8 Kenosha News article, "By the book: Lakewood upperclassmen help younger students with literacy".
Excerpt: Students in the class spend the first two weeks in training to prepare them to tutor the younger students. They learn how to teach phonics, give fluency tests and how to encourage young readers.
“We even have them practice things like reading a book upside down,” Sieg said.
The curriculum is designed to accomplish five goals:
— Provide additional reading assistance to kindergarten through third-grade students.
— Reward and challenge the highest performing junior high students.
— Reinforce reading, studying and test-taking skills for the low-performing junior high students.
— Teach the use of newspapers.
— Build on the philosophy that “Lakewood is a Family.”