Archive | January, 2015

Dubuque Campaign for Grade-Level Reading Seeks Summer Program Proposals

The Campaign is now accepting proposals from organizations to provide summer enrichment programs to complement the school district’s summer reading program. Without access to enriching summer activities, research shows that children can lose up to three months of reading comprehension skills over the summer. By the end of fifth grade, these students could be as […]

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30 Million Word Gap

The english language defines vocabulary as, “the body of words used in a particular language.”  Our vocabulary is the foundation for reading and nearly every educational skill begins with reading.  Sure, we learn to read when we go to first grade, and some learn in kindergarten.  But is this enough? Should we wait to start […]

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