The heart and soul of Literacy Now has been and will continue to be our Reading Intervention program that will serve a projected 880 struggling readers in K- 3rd grade throughout 13 Houston elementary schools this year. This one-of-a-kind program provides 25 weeks of individualized small-group (4:1 ratio) reading instruction with the goal of creating proficient readers that are reading on grade level. Highly trained, paid interventionists provide hands-on instruction that meet the students’ individual learning needs through mastery of foundational reading skills and relationship building. The program utilizes research-based foundational skills curricula that are customizable to meet the needs of each student and have been proven to help both new and struggling readers build skills and confidence for fluent, independent reading.
The Reading Express
A mobile classroom that provides high quality reading readiness programming throughout the community to children 2 months to 4 years old while engaging their parents in their child’s literacy development.
Interactive programming that engages, educates, and provides books and literacy activity supplies to parents to ensure literacy development activities are continued at home.
A volunteer-driven mentoring program for 3rd to 5th graders offering programming for children who need additional social and emotional support. Children who have previously participated in the Reading Intervention program receive priority for Lunch Bunch participation.