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Around Annapolis: After school reading program looking to include more second-graders, tutors

Around Annapolis: After school reading program looking to include more second-graders, tutors

Annapolis area children have not been alone on their quest to learn how to read with help of tutors for the past 10 years in the Annapolis Start The Adventure In Reading, or STAIR, program. STAIR is a free after-school program for second-grade students in Annapolis area schools who need assistance with reading skills such as comprehension, recognition of sight words and fluency, and are recommended by their teachers to the program run by volunteers. "Originally we wanted to help at-risk high school students to graduate, but our resources were limited, so when we found out that children who can read proficiently by second grade improve their chances of graduation immensely we knew...

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