Reading – Our Highest Priority
Reading proficiency is one of the greatest predictors of success for any student. When a child is reading below grade level, it is critical to focus time and energy to increase his/her capacity.
Facts About Poverty & Reading Skills
An elementary student living in poverty is more likely to start kindergarten and first grade with reading skills below a student who comes from a middle or upper-income home. Oftentimes a child growing up in poverty will not have been read to at home, not
attended pre-school or been provided encouragement from an adult. Language barriers also exist with many kids – and their parents.