TFA Reading Club is a reading intervention program managed by Tennis For All under the educational program created to help all students with poor reading skills learn to read at grade level and increase their reading speed, comprehension, and reading attention span through an open community library.
GOALS & OBJECTIVES
The goal of the TFA Reading Club program is to enable at risk students and students with learning and reading disabilities to improve their reading skills to the point where they can succeed in school and develop the reading skills that will prepare them for high school and post secondary education.
Studies have shown that poor readers, who are reading at a grade level or more behind, are more likely to be disruptive in the classroom, truant from school, and at risk of dropping out of school from an early stage.
Tennis For All, looking for reading materials like children books starting from the age of 6 to 16 years to expand our Read to Succeed! program in both school and the community with the objective of helping all of our at risk students increase their reading skills and to read at grade level using the same classroom textbooks and materials as their peers. The objective is that by the end of the year the students will have at least doubled their reading speed and will have improved their reading skills by one to two grade levels. The program is based on the latest research on effective reading instruction.
THE MAIN OBJECTIVES INCLUDE:
- Providing a measurable increase in reading speed, comprehension, and reading attention span. The objective is that the students will double their reading speed and increase their reading skills by one to two grade levels by the end of the school year.
- Enabling poor readers to access the general curriculum through the use of assistive reading technology to scan and read their textbooks and other classroom materials.
- Providing learning disabled students with a multi-sensory reading alternative that will help them increase their reading speed to the point they can read on their own.
- Helping learning and reading disabled students stay in their regular classroom with their peers, so they can continue learning in a least restrictive environment.
STATEMENT OF NEED
The statement of need should describe the problem that the project will attempt to address. Also, describe the population that will be served.
Tennis For All has more than 240 members between the age of 6 to 16 years, of which more than 180 members have been determined to be at risk in their reading performance for a variety of reasons and language-based difficulties and as Tennis For All, we believe that if these children are not given an opportunity to improve their reading skills they are more likely to be truant and drop out of school.