Classroom Central is proud to partner with Read Charlotte to increase literacy across the greater Charlotte community. According to a 2014 report from the National Assessment of Educational Progress, only 39% of Charlotte area third graders were reading at grade level, which is the single most important predictor of success. Studies show that 96% of children reading at grade level by the end of third grade will graduate high school. In Charlotte the reality is that children and families in under-served areas may not have the resources or ability to commit to improving literacy, but with the purchase of this kit, you can help change that.
The materials in these kits enable families to practice targeted, family-friendly, and screen-free literacy activities in their homes. The free online Reading Checkup tool can provide families with information about the reading progress of their children as often as every six weeks. It also suggests targeted activities families can do at home using everyday materials to keep their child on track for reading at grade-level. Given social distancing restrictions and interruption of normal extra-curricular supports, the Reading Checkup fills an important role for families needing extra help in addition to classroom instruction.
To each Literacy Kit you assemble, we will add 4 printed reading resources and activity manipulatives (pictured) to supplement students’ learning.