Have questions about the curriculum? Technology? Communication? Wondering how to keep your child engaged while reading? Below are answers to some of our most frequently asked questions!
If you have any remaining questions, feel free to contact us using the contact info below.
Encourage your Reader to choose the book you will read so they have a sense of ownership over it. Have a conversation about why your Reader chose the book they did, what do they think will happen, etc. Let them know this is all about hearing what they think, no matter what it is!
Use your “movie voice!” Bring the story alive through your tone and inflection. Make sure there are minimal distractions so your Reader can fully focus on what you’re reading together.
You can also try goal setting with them: Can you write a funny sticky note? Can you write one for every page? Have them write down whether they like the story or not, and the reason why.
Use the sentence starters on your curriculum guide to help them start sentences. Ask questions that might prompt a thought like, “Does this remind you anything?” If your Reader still has trouble, try asking them to draw a picture or write one word or phrase about how they are feeling about the book so far.
While our program specifically targets 2nd – 4th grade and middle – high school students, any child who needs additional support with reading comprehension would benefit from our program.
Younger students can interact with the pictures of the books as well.
We recommend reading together at least twice per week for 30 minutes. This can be easiest to keep consistent if you set aside the same days and times each week, to help create a routine together.
Try to find a quiet area free from distractions that you can use each week.
If you have a question or concern that needs to be addressed before your weekly check-in with your Program Coach, use the numbers below to contact them. To contact your District Leader, please use the contact form below.
Casa Grande: 602-780-0431
Deer Valley: 602-780-0874
If you need to reschedule your check-in with your Program Coach, use the list below to contact the District Leader in charge of your Reader’s school district. You can also use our general contact form below.
Alex Peck: Alhambra & Peoria
Andrea Diaz: Avondale & Buckeye
Camille Valenzuela: Creighton & Deer Valley
Lisa Taylor: Casa Grande, Littleton, Osborn, & Union
Casa Grande: 602-780-0431
Hannah Beard: Community organizations and individual families
Resources & Technology FAQs
For access to the Epic digital library, please enter the class code “wni7401” at the Epic webpage. You may access the library from 8-4pm using this class code. To access the library after 4pm please use the above link and sign up for a free parent account. This will allow you 2 hours of free Epic Library use a week.
Please visit our Additional Resources page to find a map of local libraries you can visit to check out more books.
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