If your child is just starting to read or if you are concerned about your child's reading progress, then our after-school reading classes are designed just for you. Learning how to read is hard for most children. Many children need extra help in order to keep up their progress. Finding someone that can really help can be a problem. We have a proven solution for helping children in first through fifth grades. It's called Everybody Reads Children's Workshop, and it can help turn your child into a powerful reader quickly and affordably.
How do you know if you child is having trouble? If you have a first grader that does not know the sounds for letters like: m, a, s, n, f, d, h, r, and e, and cannot sound out words like: man, sat, ham, seem or dan, you may have cause for concern.
Children above the first grade should be able to find books in which they can read every word with very little help. Beginning second graders should be able to find books that they can read at about 50 words a minute with only a few errors. Begingging third graders should be able to read passages at about 90 to 100 words a minute with only a few errors.
If you think you child is having problems, we offer a free test at the start of each series of classes that will give you an indication of how your child is doing.
We also have materials that show you how you may test your own child, either at home or at your local library.
What can you expect from the Everybody Reads Children's Workshop?
If a child is one year or more behind, it can generally be expected that nearly one grade level of progress (10 months) can be made in one series of 39 classes.
How Can We Help?
The Everybody Reads Children's Workshop teaches young children how to convert written words into the spoken words they already know. We teach our older students the further details that they need in order to become fluent with harder texts. Lessons are carefully arranged into a logical, systematic sequence that everyone, even a small child, can understand.
By the third grade, a child should be able to read everything that he or she can say. Reading skills should match speaking skills. A typical first grader already knows and uses over 14,000 spoken words. Most childrend would be very powerful readers if only they could recognize the thousands of written words that they already know verbally.
We have one goal:
reading a story should be as easy as listening to someone else read it.
Give us a call and inquire at 503-236-9326