All Reading Power programs – prekindergarten, kindergarten, first and second grade – are based on a one-to-one tutor/student relationship and are delivered during the school day. The target population for kindergarten through second grade programs is students who score below the 25th percentile on a universal screener and need intervention in a one-to-one setting.
Research tells us that students who read 30 minutes or more per day make the greatest gains in achievement.
Our curricula use a combination of highly successful teaching methods addressing all aspects of literacy. These include: repeated readings of authentic texts, comprehension strategy instruction, fluency, writing, problem solving, word work, and phonemic awareness.
Without our early one-to-one interventions, the students we tutor might continue to struggle and remain below established benchmarks identified for academic success.
“We are extremely grateful for the connections that have been formed with the students. They love to read, and it warms our hearts to see the tutors create such strong bonds with students. The one-to-one time they give the children is very special.”
Cat Habercamp, Green Bay Early Childhood Center Teacher
Comparison of Gains Historic
Reading Power offers three unique programs targeted by age and development.
The focus of the prekindergarten program is oral language development through high-quality literature and conversation. Throughout the school year, tutors are in the classrooms two to three times per week reading to children, sharing rich conversations, and fostering a love of literacy.
Kindergarten through second grade students who score below the 25th percentile on universal screeners are Reading Power’s target population for one-to-one interventions.
Kindergarten students receive 25-minute tutoring sessions four days per week to develop early literacy skills for reading and writing. First and second grade students are tutored for 40-minutes, three to five days per week in a one-to-one setting. Each student reads leveled books and writes a story (sentence) in response to what was read. A standard lesson plan is used for each session and is individualized daily for each student.