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News: 06/01/2018

Tutors sharpen kids’ reading skills at Dunbar



Tutor Louise Nobel (right) sits with first graders
Tutor Louise Nobel (right) sits with first graders (L to R) Saray Meja, Kae’ala Diaz, Ana Torres, and Valeria Martinez before the “I Can Read” graduation ceremony at Dunbar Elementary School on May 22.

At the start of the 2017-18 school year, first grade teacher Kristin Edwards at Dunbar Elementary School in Glen Ellen asked for volunteers to continue a tutoring program begun last year for her students who were reading below grade level. Local residents Karen Adelson, Elaine Booth, and Louise Noble began tutoring each student for 30 minutes once a week with very encouraging results. Not only did the children begin to read, but they showed that they were proud of their accomplishments and were more confident in their reading.

On Tuesday, May 22, the tutored students’ efforts were recognized in a graduation ceremony held on Dunbar’s brand new stage, rebuilt since being lost in last year’s fire. The students received “I Can Read” certificates for their achievements in reading. All the students in the class were presented with donated books to start their own libraries and to continue reading while away from school.

The dramatic change in the tutored students’ abilities to read by the end of the school year inspired Dunbar School to continue the tutoring program. Adelson noted that at the beginning of the year, one of her students asked her how much longer the tutoring session would last, but by the end of the year, that same student would ask if she could stay to read another book.

If you would like to tutor first graders at Dunbar School next year, or donate books, please contact Karen Adelson at karenadelson@gmail.com.



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