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 additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact your assigned Program Coordinator.
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 to life using 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. Avoid questions with yes or no answers, instead ask questions that might prompt a thought like, “Does this remind you of 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 through high school students, any child who needs additional support with reading comprehension will benefit from our program. Younger students who have yet to start reading can still be engaged by talking about the illustrations in the books.
We recommend reading together at least twice a week for 30 minutes. This can be easiest to keep consistent if you set aside the same days and times each week, creating 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, please use the numbers below to contact them.
Deer Valley: 602-780-0874
If you need to reschedule your check-in with your Program Coach, use the list below to contact the Program Coordinator in charge of your Reader’s school district.
Alex Peck: Alhambra
Andrea Diaz: Avondale
Camille Valenzuela: Deer Valley
Deer Valley: 6o2-780-0874
Litzy Santana Pineda: 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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