Sunday, January 25, 2009

Reading Together aids students' reading abilities

Wausau's Grant Elementary School
A beautiful example of early 20th-century schoool architecture

Link to January 25 Wausau Daily Herald article.

The program was introduced last year as an after-school offering to help elementary students become independent readers.

Students work from a standardized kit, but educators found that the frequency of their work sessions had an impact.

A change to two meetings a week from one has given students the ability to build on each lesson and become more involved, said Korrin Traska, site coordinator for after-school programs at Grant Elementary School.

Through the course of 30 lessons, students work through three phases -- from decoding errors to building fluency.

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