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Project READ: A Literacy Program for At-Risk Students
Director/PI: Carol St. George

A partnership with Rochester’s School 33, with a focus on first graders, providing tutoring services, in-class-support, professional development, and family literacy activities.

Collaborators: John James Audubon School 33

Funding: Privately funded

Project READ, led by Carol St. George, School 33 teachers, and a team of Warner graduate students who are studying to become teachers and literacy specialists, aims to build and strengthen children’s literacy learning and looks at literacy as it takes part in every aspect of every child’s life—from the classroom to home. The project’s goal is to help children approach any literacy task with confidence and ability so that they are able to read and write better and ultimately improve their school success. The team of educators and Warner interns works directly with students at the school to develop literacy plans that work for and build on the strengths of each individual child. Using a planned strategic intervention—a balanced approach that consists of reading, writing, listening, and speaking, as well as authentic tests—they connect instruction to real-life literacy and opportunities in the real world. 

Tags: Carol Anne St. George, community outreach, John James Audubon School 33, literacy education, literacy instruction, literacy studies, Project READ