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Solana Santa Fe students ‘Read Together’

Solana Santa Fe students recently completed the Read Together tutoring program.  Back Row: Instructional Assistant Ali Geise, Coral Baumgartner, Sam Geise, Brooklyn Warren, Maya DiFrancesco, Joseph Phillips, Colten Stephens, Kianoosh Jafari; Front Row: Paige Younkin, Bella Ghassemi, Alissa Katouzia
Solana Santa Fe students recently completed the Read Together tutoring program. Back Row: Instructional Assistant Ali Geise, Coral Baumgartner, Sam Geise, Brooklyn Warren, Maya DiFrancesco, Joseph Phillips, Colten Stephens, Kianoosh Jafari; Front Row: Paige Younkin, Bella Ghassemi, Alissa Katouzian, Jack Phillips, Bryan Hong and Samantha Ortel. Not pictured: Estelle Smith. Photo/Stacey Phillips

Solana Santa Fe implemented a peer reading program this school year called Read Together. Fourth, fifth and sixth grade students tutored third graders in reading twice a week after spending time learning the lesson plan and preparing to teach. “Not only were the older children good role models for the third graders, the one-on-one tutoring increased comprehension and fluency for all readers,” said Ali Geise, an instructional assistant at Solana Santa Fe who helped run the program. Christina Silver initiated Read Together four months ago while she worked at the elementary school as an instructional assistant.


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