Reading intervention programs can do more than just build literacy skills, but they can reduce the risk of kids dropping out of school, according to the National Dropout Prevention Center.
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Creating Confident Learners
We understand that children’s reading abilities vary and all kids learn differently. This is where one-to-one tutoring comes in.
Every year, September 8 is recognized as International Literacy Day. It aims to raise awareness on the importance of child and adult literacy from all communities across the globe. In line with identifying key issues surrounding literacy, this day serves as a call to action to recognize education as a basic human right.
We cannot deny that struggling readers exist in every grade level; however, there is an obvious disconnect between assessment scores and what parents know. The Nation’s Report Card shows that only about 34% of Grade 4 students are at or above proficient with reading skills.
Hoot Reading recently guested on CTV Winnipeg’s Morning Live to share tips for families getting ready for back to school. Host Ainsley McPhail chatted with Hoot Reading Teacher, Ms. Lindsay, to help viewers learn more about why reading is so important for young learners and how families can help get their little ones ready for the new school year.
As we roll into the new school year, we know there’s lots to do before that first day back in the classroom. Some kids may be feeling excited, while others might have the back to school butterflies. So, what’s the best way to be prepared? Check out some tips from us and the Hoot Reading Teacher Network to help your child get ready for the next school year.
Encouraging children to read can take a bit of planning and strategizing, starting with choosing books that they can enjoy. Let’s face it: some kids just aren’t excited about reading, and that’s OK! However, we can still raise proficient readers by engaging them with content that both supports regular reading practice and appeals to their personal interests.
When a child is unable to read, we should veer away from the term, “illiterate.” Young learners, whether able to read or unable to read, all go through a process. It takes many steps, but with the right mindset and support, they will surely get there.
With the temperatures rising fast, we can already tell that summer is in full swing. Parents are racking their brains to build their lists of places to go. And because long weekends are popping up here and there, game planning starts now.
Collision Conference 2022 returns this year with a huge comeback featuring over 1,500 startups from more than 130 countries. One of the biggest events in tech was held at the Enercare Centre, Toronto from June 19 to 22, and Hoot Reading’s co-CEO and co-founder Carly Shuler shone the spotlight on a vital cause.