HOW WE OPERATE
READy for the Grade programs typically operate between six and eight weeks during the summer and engage at least 35 children. Our model includes a variety of operational practices that sites can choose from to suit the specific needs of their community.
Some of the methods libraries employ include:
- Inviting children to read to them or to the group.
- Leading children in “choral” reading and invite students to
discuss the readings.
- Encouraging children to make predictions about the storyline, share their preferences, and explain what they thought was happening in the story (to discern comprehension).
- Incorporating vocabulary lessons into their curriculum and utilize writing, movement, or craft activities.
- Guiding students in making connections between current readings and previous lessons and personal experiences.
- Encouraging children to spend time reading silently.
For details, download the independent evaluation of READy for the Grade.
ALL KIDS NEED TO READ, BUT MAY REQUIRE DIFFERENT APPROACHES
See READy for the Grade in action. Read how the program differed from site to site.