Read and Feed is in Full Swing
Read and Feed has just launched its biggest year yet, and we could not be more excited! During the 2016/17 school year we will work with approximately 500 children at 20 sites across Wake County. With the help of hundreds of volunteers, children from Zebulon to Apex will develop an appetite for READING.
New this year, Read and Feed is partnering with 3 year-round schools: Wilburn, Barwell Road, and Lake Myra Elementary Schools. We have adapted our schedule at these sites to accommodate the year-round format.
We have traditionally had a break at the end of the school year, prior to the start of our summer sessions. But with this new schedule, our mobile classrooms will be on the road year-round.
The number of titles in our book club library has increased due to funds we received from a couple of small grants. We were also able to purchase additional Letterland curriculum thanks to a donation from a local church group. Our tutors have access to these resources at each site.
In addition, we’ve included a breakdown of our curriculum by the 5 areas of reading: fluency, vocabulary, phonics, comprehension, and phonological awareness. If we have been made aware that a child is struggling in one of these specific areas, a tutor can use this information to determine the best tools for working with the child.
Finally, Read and Feed was given some great tutoring tips and ideas for curriculum at a training session offered by a WCPSS staff member in early September. We are working closely with the WCPSS staff member to incorporate these great ideas into our curriculum.