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COMMUNITY READERS K-3 Literacy Project. Facts on Literacy. Before third grade, kids learn how to read. After third grade, kids read to learn. The average child in a low-income family hears about 33% to 50% as many words as children in higher-income families.

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COMMUNITY READERS

K-3 Literacy Project


Facts on literacy
Facts on Literacy

  • Before third grade, kids learn how to read. After third grade, kids read to learn.

    • The average child in a low-income family hears about 33% to 50% as many words as children in higher-income families.

    • By age 6, the child of the low-income family knows about 3,000 wordscompared to 20,000 for those in higher-income families.

    • In California only 24% of fourth graders are reading proficiently. Research shows that 74% students who are behind will never catch up.

  • Time spent reading is the key. No substitute for raw time.


  • All kids want to read some need extra time and help
    All kids want to read. Some need extra time and help.


    Cordova villa spelling bee and book giveaway
    Cordova Villa Spelling Bee and Book Giveaway

    Did you know, many students in our city do not own a single book of their own?


    Schools that need community readers
    Schools that need Community Readers

    • Cordova Meadows

    • Cordova Villa

    • Rancho Cordova Elementary

    • White Rock

    • Williamson


    What does a community reader do
    What does a Community Reader do?

    • 30 minute scripted program

    • Twice a week

    • No experience necessary

    • Training is provided

    • Staff will always be present


    If you can read this

    you can be a Community Reader


    Who can be a community reader
    Who can be a Community Reader?

    • Business Leaders

    • Community members

    • Retirees

    • Church members

    • High School Students

    • You!

    • All Volunteers are screened:

    • TB test

    • Application

    • Fingerprinting

    • Volunteer applications can downloaded at fcusd.org or picked up at the district office


    Joe chinn is our first community reader thanks joe
    Joe Chinn is our first Community Reader.Thanks Joe!

    …and thanks go out to community and city support for making a significant difference in the life of a young student


    What can you do now
    What can you do now?

    • Volunteer

    • Donate

    • Spread the word

      Sign up!!


    916-294-9000

    Angela Griffin Ankhelyi

    Community Outreach Coordinator

    [email protected]


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