Reading Pals

English Reading Pals 

What is the Reading Pals program?

We pair volunteer tutors with children for short-term reading support and fun! 

The students are in grades 1-5 and have been identified by their teachers and parents as struggling with their reading.  A teacher referral is mandatory for Reading Pals registration. This is not an intense academic program, but rather a time to read together for fun and play some reading games.  We make reading fun again for these kids and expose them to books that are both a good level and interesting for them. 

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French Reading Pals

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UPDATE: Unfortunately, we are not able to offer the French Reading Pals program in 2020. We hope to offer the program again in 2021. 

What is the French Reading Pals program?

The goal of this free program is to give French Immersion students in Red Deer a chance to improve their reading, writing, speech, and comprehension skills in French over the summer to give them the extra boost they need before entering their next year as French Immersion students.

The French Summer Reading Pals program usually takes place at the Timberlands Branch in July and August. Students are referred to the program by their teachers, and received one-on-one or small group tutoring sessions three times a week over two weeks.

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