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Read2succeed Program

In partnership with the Foundation for Orange County Public Schools, the Orange County Public Schools’ Curriculum, Instruction and Digital Learning department offers Read2Succeed, a tutoring program to support students who need a little extra assistance to develop their literacy skills in first and second grade.

The Foundation for Orange County Public Schools seeks grants from local and national community partners to provide funding for training volunteer tutors, stipends for certified reading assistants, program management, books and other materials necessary to conduct the program free of charge for our students.

Volunteer tutors are recruited, trained, and then matched with students at participating OCPS elementary schools. Tutors utilize a highly effective step-by-step curriculum that incorporates pre- and post-tests to monitor student progress weekly throughout the school year.

Read2Succeed offers a first-grade vocabulary enhancement program that takes an interactive read-aloud approach to teach high-utility vocabulary to students who are identified by teachers as needing assistance with vocabulary skills. The tutoring session culminates in a journaling activity that requires the student to apply the new vocabulary term in a different context. Students build a home library with the program books during the course of the school year. This program fosters a love of reading and sharpens vocabulary skills. In addition, Read2Succeed offers a second-grade fluency program which utilizes The Six-Minute Solution, a research-based program that quickly builds fluency through interactive, repeated readings of high-interest, targeted readability passages. This curriculum provides students with improved fluency and comprehension skills.

To become a Read2Succeed volunteer reading tutor, please register at foundationforocps.org or ocps.samaritan.com.

OCPS prepares an annual summer-reading campaign to encourage students to continue to read throughout the summer months. Research shows that students who do not read during the summer months may experience “summer slide.” To prevent this summer learning loss, OCPS offers a summer reading website, summerreading.ocps.net, which provides parents and students with age-appropriate book lists and other educational resources.