A mentor reading program that helps third grade students improve their reading skills and score at Level 2 or higher on the Florida Standards Assessment Test (FSA). The program recruits volunteer mentors each year that help to improve the reading skills of low performing students. Mentors meet at the school for thirty minutes a week, one-on-one, throughout the school year. No prior tutoring experience is necessary and all the tutoring materials are provided, making for an easy and fun volunteer experience! The Bookmark Buddies mentor builds a strong friendship and takes great satisfaction in their student’s success as they begin to gain confidence and improve their reading and writing skills.
Just the FACTS:
Studies show that children who are not fluent readers by fourth grade are likely to continue struggling with reading into adulthood. It is essential that we make early identification and intervention of reading problems to ensure our children’s success in both school and society.