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We are dedicated to promoting literacy on Salt Spring and the other Southern Gulf Islands through building awareness, collaborative partnerships and service provision so that people can participate more fully in life.
Salt Spring Literacy invites community members to read with elementary school children for one to two hours per week. The next One to One program will run for 12 weeks from February 6 to May 12, 2017
A VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY
INFORMATION and TRAINING SESSION:
January 24, 2017
10 a.m. to noon
Salt Spring Public Library
phone: 250 537 9717
Salt Spring Literacy
One to One Reading Program Coordinator
FREE Family Literacy Program Offered
FUEL, Families Understanding Early Learning.
A Family Literacy Program, aimed at parents of preschoolers is being offered at Salt Spring Elementary on Wednesdays from 5-7.
A light supper is served, and childminding is provided. Topics include: Social and Emotional Development, Early Literacy, Numeracy, Movement and Brain Development, Sexual Health.
The program runs from Oct 12- Nov 19. It is co-sponsored by Salt Spring Literacy and SD64.
Please contact Literacy for more information at 250 537 9717 or email@example.com
One-to-One Reading A Success!
Mid-May saw the wrap-up of a successful implementation of the One-to-One Reading program. Tutors went in to all the Salt Spring Island Elementary Schools to support students with their reading. Two sessions of twelve weeks each were held. Students who were engaged in the program read to a tutor 3 – 4 days a week. Over 50 tutors were involved and 62 students. Tutors listened to the students reading, encouraged them, and provided gentle coaching for reading strategies when needed. Students and teachers noticed increased reading levels and a more positive approach to reading by the end of the program. Tutors enjoyed the one-to-one time they had with students.
“I have watched those students who do not get regular reading time at home and who have been noticing a difference between their reading level and the level of their peers, blossom with confidence and a keenness to read after their time with you. You have given our students the gift of reading and the gift of confidence, and for that we are grateful”, commented Kelda Logan, principal at Fernwood Elementary School.
Clearly a win-win situation! The popular program will continue next year. Please contact us if you would like to volunteer.
A sincere thank you to the Salt Spring Foundation, who supported this implementation year; your gift made it possible.