PCSSD, in partnership with AR Kids Read, has been awarded a $30,000 matching grant from Reading Is Fundamental to offer the Read for Success program to all fourth-grade classrooms this spring. This successful, national program provides multicultural classroom libraries of 35 educator selected books, supporting curriculum and lesson plans for each of 35 classroom books, which also include parent engagement guides. Every fourth-grade student will receive eight take-home books at the end this school year.
This effort was piloted with 160 students last year in eight PCSSD schools, and we are excited to now provide it to all 1,000 of our fourth-grade students. To learn more about Read for Success and the metrics behind the results, please download this pdf.