Keiki to Career | Reading for life
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Reading for life

FROM LEARNING TO READ TO READING TO LEARN

FROM LEARNING TO READ TO READING TO LEARN

From Kindergarten to Grade 3, students are learning how to read. By Grade 4, they are using reading to learn new things. So, reading well by the end of third grade is essential for their future success. Yet on Kaua`i, only 60% of our third graders read on grade level.
We need everyone on Kaua`i to help lay a strong reading foundation for our keiki. There are roles for everyone.

Photo Credit: Storybook Theater

Keiki to Career Kauaʻi is launching a new project to raise literacy levels among our younger students, beginning at Kekaha Elementary School on the West Side.  The Kekaha Elementary Early Literacy Project is a bold, multi-faceted and comprehensive community initiative designed to help measurably increase students’ reading proficiency over three years. The community is rallying together to support students in three critical environments, for example:

At Home:

The award-winning MotherRead FatherRead program teaches families how to read for literacy and comprehension with their keiki. Workshops will be offered free of charge to families. In addition, books will be provided to help families build their own libraries at home.

At School:

With the help of community volunteers, the project will provide classroom reading mentors and perform Reading Theater events, complete with costumes and props to make stories come alive.  The project will also contribute books to build the classroom and school libraries, as well as provide free books for the students to keep and treasure at home.

In the Community:

In the community, we will hold a community literacy event to gather neighbors together to join in the fun.

If you are interested in joining this community effort, please feel free to contact Marion at marion@kauainetwork.org

MAHALO TO OUR PARTNERS

Kamehameha Schools

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