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Reading to the 2nd Power

For more information contact our Program Office at (209) 825-7003


Reading to the 2nd Power is a program originally based on the Reading Recovery Program.  This program has expanded to include the Reading Naturally concepts of teaching.  Give Every Child A Chance ordered books and reading materials that enhance and support the students ability to comprehend the materials they are reading.  The Reading Recovery 6 pack books are being used with the children to assist them with comprehension and memory.  The Reading Naturally programs reinforce the Child's ability or better understand by repetition and timing.  The reading programs are conducted with small groups (5 or less) while allowing each child to work at their level and are held at Stella Brockman School and Neil Hafley school.

Give Every Child A Chance (GECAC) is a leader in providing after school mentor/programs throughout San Joaquin County.  GECAC  after school programs offer one-on-one mentor/tutoring to children struggling in school.  Over 3,000 students annually receive mentor/tutoring through our various programs.  Literacy programs offered through GECAC focus on family reading time, library materials and support services, reading readiness activities, basic concepts about books, creating a print rich environment, book selection tips, what to expect from the child when reading with him/her, how to share a book with a family member, and other literacy-enhancing materials.  Students enjoy the program and have an opportunity to receive support while working on better comprehension skills.  On another level, focusing on comprehension and literacy, GECAC plays a key role in the counties annual Great Valley Book Fair, where thousands of people gather to meet and mingle with their favorite authors, discover new ones, or pick up a book they have been excited to read. These experiences all add to the growth and eventual success of those students participating in our programs.