25 results for author: Emily Kirven

4-Week Winter Writing Workshop

A super fun boot camp....with proper punctuation! This four session workshop (February 3, 10, 17, 24 from 1:00-2:30) led by learning specialist Beth Bucher will increase students' confidence and competence when asked to write about what they read. Your child will review how to effectively plan and structure paragraphs and create a personalized writing resource binder with graphic organizers, word lists, writing glossary and examples to use throughout the school year. The course is geared towards 4th and 5th graders who have traditionally found writing to be challenging. While students will certainly be “schooled," this class won’t be ...

Register Now for the Winter Cycle, Jan 8-Mar 22

The 10 week winter cycle begins on January 8, 2018. You can register now online or in person and we take eligible students on a first come, first served basis. Once we receive a registration, we will contact you to schedule an assessment and intake interview. If you have any questions, please call us at 718-576-3228. We would love to hear from you!

Join Us on 10/25 for Multisensory Reading Instruction: What, Why, and How?

A FREE workshop for educators, parents, and friends on October 25 at 6:15 led by Natalie Huerta. Multisensory--It’s a buzzword that you may have heard in and around schools. Educators and specialists say they are doing multisensory reading instruction and that schools should be doing it, but what is it? Why do it? How do you do it with students or your own child? Come get an introduction to multisensory reading instruction and be ready to involve all of your senses! Natalie Huerta is the Literacy Coach at Mary McDowell Friends School, an independent school for students with language-based learning disabilities. There she supports teachers and ...

Fall Cycle Begins September 25!

JOIN US! READ 718 Annual Benefit, May 24, 2017

May 27, 2017: An evening of stories, drinks and conversation.

Saturday Reading Room for 1st-3rd Graders!

We are excited to announce our new program, the Saturday Reading Room. Beginning January 28, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd graders can cozy up with a friendly, trained high schooler and practice their developing reading skills. We will focus on building fluency while reading lots of great books -- fiction, non-fiction, and poetry. Participants will also have the opportunity to play games that build sight word and spelling pattern knowledge.

What’s Going On In There? The Learning Process and Its Impact on Reading, 10/25/16

What's Going On In There? The Learning Process and Its Impact on Reading with Beth Bucher An event for educators, parents, and friends, hosted by READ 718 October 25, 6:30-8:00 PM Tickets are FREE, but please RSVP to emily@read718.org What happens in our brain when we learn? What steps are involved in mastering a new skill? When it comes to learning to read, the answers are not so obvious upon first glance. Anyone who has ever helped a student struggling to read has probably wished for the ability to get in there and “take a look under the hood”. In this hands-on talk, we will attempt to do just ...

Join Us! Cocktails, Snacks & Shuffleboard to Benefit READ 718, May 24

Help out your neighborhood literacy center by attending our benefit party on May 24. Find details and buy tickets here: https://www.nycharities.org/Events/EventLevels.aspx?ETID=9045 or email emily@read718.org.

Register NOW for our Summer Cycle: July 5- 28!

We are now registering children for our first summer cycle. Space is limited, so register early. Each child will attend Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30-5:00 PM from July 5-28. He/she will work one-on-one with a trained volunteer on their reading skills to get them ready for fall and to prevent "summer slide." Children entering grades 3-8 and who receive free or reduced price lunch at school are eligible.


Our spring cycle will run from April 11-June 16. Huge thank you to all of our dedicated volunteers who are gearing up to work with their READers. If you're interested in being a substitute volunteer or volunteering for a later session, contact us now!