Race to Read: A Step-by-Step Guidebook for Parents

Race to Read for Tutors

This is the PERFECT book for your tutoring sessions with young struggling readers.

Everything you will need to help advance your student’s reading level is included in the book with the exception of the recommended library books for each reading level.

Start with the EASY placement guide on page 118. You will be able to identify instantly the skills you need to teach.

Instructions at the bottom of each assessment page tell you the exact page where you need to start teaching the missing skills.

The exercises on each page are simple and to the point. Scripted lessons are included, should you choose to use them.

The word charts are precise and offer just enough words to reinforce the concept being taught.

Reward certificates accompany each skill, providing motivation for mastering the given concept.

I recommend that you buy a copy for yourself and ask the parents to purchase a copy for his/her child. Use the child’s copy during your tutoring sessions and send it home between sessions so the parents can continue to reinforce the skill you are working on.

Word chart

The sight word lists are divided into 12 manageable lists consisting of only 20 words per word chart, eliminating the need for flashcards. Simply circle each word the child can read without hesitation. The circled word serves as both a reminder that this word has already been learned and it can be used to provide practice with the new words you are teaching. I use an effective strategy I call ‘the Buster Shuffle’ for teaching the sight words with these word charts. This demo lesson is free when you join our email list on our homepage.

These charts make record keeping easy!

 

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News and Events

2016 Training Dates:

August 2016

Rock Creek Elementary
8/10 Wed. 9:30 a.m.

Rocklin/Lincoln area TBA
8/10  Wed. 4:00 p.m.

Rock Creek Elementary
8/11 Thurs. 4:00 p.m.

Rocklin/Lincoln area TBA
8/11  Thurs. 9:30 a.m.

Rock Creek Elementary
8/17 Wed. 9:30 a.m.

Rocklin/Lincoln area TBA8/17 Wed. 4:00 p.m.

Rock Creek Elementary
8/18 Thurs. 4:00 p.m.

Rocklin/Lincoln area TBA8/18 Thurs. 9:30 a.m.


September 2016

Rock Creek Elementary
9/14 Wed. 9:30 a.m.

Rocklin/Lincoln area TBA
9/14 Wed. 4:00 p.m.

Rock Creek Elementary
9/15 Thurs. 4:00 p.m.

Rocklin/Lincoln area TBA
9/15 Thurs. 9:30 a.m.


October 2016

Rock Creek Elementary
10/12 Wed. 9:30 a.m.

Rocklin/Lincoln area TBA
10/12 Wed. 4:00 p.m.

Rock Creek Elementary
10/13 Thurs. 4:00 p.m.

Rocklin/Lincoln area TBA
10/13 Thurs. 9:30 a.m.


November 2016

Rock Creek Elementary
11/9 Wed. 9:30 a.m.

Rocklin/Lincoln area TBA
11/9 Wed. 4:00 p.m.

Rock Creek Elementary
11/10 Thurs. 4:00 p.m.

Rocklin/Lincoln area TBA
11/10 Thurs. 9:30 a.m.

                               

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In the News:

August 18, 2015
Auburn Journal:

Sharing the Language of Learning
Community program at local schools gives students a head start in reading comprehension.
See the article

Placer Community Foundation November newsletter: Helping Children Bust through Books One Word at a Time
See the article

November 30, 2014
Auburn Journal:
Another View: Busting down literacy hurdles

By: John Bowman / Guest Columnist
See the article

August 22, 2014
Auburn Journal:

Volunteers sought for kids reading program:
Sight Word Busters to hold trainings at local schools
See the article

June 27, 2014
Auburn Journal:
Sight Word Busters volunteers celebrate students’ reading success
See the article

August, 2013
Rock Creek Elementary School shows 10% growth in STAR Language Arts. Superintendent mentions Sight Word Buster Program as one of the contributing factors.
See the article

Aggie Roberts Elementary School in Henderson, NV purchases Race to Read, A Step-by-Step Guidebook for Parents for all incoming kindergarten families.

Linda completes intensive Spanish course at LTCC, Level: High Superior.


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