School-year Literacy Program
If a child does not learn to read by the third grade - the chance
for literacy is almost non-existent.
Hearing a child say, " I am stupid," is heart-wrenching. Knowing that a young child believes those words to be true and already views failure as a way of life is unacceptable.
KIDS RANCH Literacy Program addresses the needs of children ages 6-10 who may need extra help. They receive explicit, phonics-based reading instruction from a trained volunteer reading instructor at an in-school or after-school literacy intervention program. The evidence-based reading instruction effectively helps children build strong foundational reading and decoding skills, which are often the launching pad that allows them to progress from "basic/minimal" reading skills to "proficient" and even "advanced."
KIDS RANCH provides literacy programs to Baraboo, Wisconsin Dells, Reedsburg, and Sauk Prairie school districts.