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Remote Reading Tutors For Scholarship Students

Thank you for selecting BookNook Virtual Tutoring as your provider for your Step Up For Students Reading Scholarship. We’re excited to help your child develop their reading skills this year!

Once you fill out this form on the right, we’ll be reaching out to you individually to schedule your tutoring sessions for your child. The first batch of tutoring sessions will begin at the end of February and then start on a 2-week rolling basis.

Our Partners Had This To Say…

It’s hard to believe it’s a pilot program. It’s so well put together and the professionalism of the teachers are astounding! I love the convenience of online tutoring. My son has learned so much and gained so much confidence in reading since BookNook started. He’s enjoying the program and so am I.”

                  – BookNook Parent

“We love it!! This is exactly what our daughter needs during shelter in place”

                 – BookNook Parent

“BookNook was the perfect solution at the right time! We scrambled to plan for remote learning, and small group instruction was on a back burner.

 We used BookNook in our summer program and can’t wait for everyone to dive in this fall— regardless of our model.”

                  – Groton Dunstable School District

 

How it works…

Tutors use the BookNook app to work with students in 1:1 to develop literacy skills.

– Devices pair for synchronous learning remotely via Zoom.

– BookNook will run on any computer or tablet 

– Lessons take 30 minutes.

Smart Strategies for Guided Reading, Remotely or In Person 

Teachers who work with early readers know that these students need lots of encouragement, support, and feedback as their skills develop. A balanced literacy program includes opportunities for that type of engagement through quality whole group teaching, in small groups, and with individual reading support.  Small group literacy instruction is a crucial component of this balanced approach because it gives students a low risk environment to practice and apply new skills. Teaching small groups and guided reading isn’t as easy, though, for teachers who are teaching fully remote or hybrid.  On top of the challenge of supporting these emergent readers from a distance, the reading opportunity gap continues to widen because of the lack of access and the decrease in face-to-face interactions.

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Recognizing reading and writing in everyday life helps children develop critical literacy skills.  In a literacy rich classroom environment, those examples are everywhere.  Children may, in fact, practice and build skills without even knowing it as they sing rhyming songs or enjoy a read aloud.  Providing access to a variety of writing materials, books, and print, also encourages kids to engage with reading and writing naturally.

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