Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Utah teacher boosts kids' English skills by getting them to read to younger siblings

Kids love reading to others and their younger brothers and sisters love being read to. A perfect match.   - - Donna Poisl

Article by: ERIN ADLER , Star Tribune

 Most weekends third-grader Dayana Estrada Martinez brings home a book to read aloud to her first-grade brother, Esau.

Whether the book is about dolphins or mummies, Esau “likes all of them,” Dayana said.

In addition to having fun, the two are building their English literacy skills as a part of the Read to Me Please program at Hidden Valley Elementary in Savage.

The program is the brainchild of English Language Learner (ELL) teacher Kimberly Olson, who started it last fall with a grant from Foundation 191, the Burnsville-Eagan-Savage district’s nonprofit foundation.
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