What Are You Reading?

Posted on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 by readingprogram

I have been working with my colleague, Stephanie, to develop a short training segment to help tutors work with their students to overcome specific ESL (English as a Second Language) challenges. Aside from wanting to improve their speaking and listening skills, many ESL students also want help with components like understanding American idioms, perfecting their rhythm and intonation when reading aloud, and using those pesky . . . more »

Out with the old (data) and in with the new (data)

Posted on Monday, September 23, 2013 by Reading_Program

The results are in! The Reading Program just completed its annual number-crunching for 2012-2013. The compiled data goes to the California Library Literacy Services agency for incorporation into the annual report to the legislature on its state-wide literacy campaign. We are very excited to report some great outcomes for students and tutors. Here are highlights from the fiscal year: A total of 220 students participated . . . more »

RP Harvests Bumper Crop of Pairs

Posted on Wednesday, October 3, 2012 by Reading_Program

In September, the staff of The Reading Program matched 24 new tutor-learner pairs! We are excited to support our students, and we appreciate the dedication of their very special volunteers. Currently, there are over 100 tutor-learner pairs actively meeting in the Santa Clara County Library District, and these fabulous students are improving their reading and writing skills every day. What kinds of subjects have Reading . . . more »