Lagging in literacy: Tips for summer reading engagement

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In this photo taken Feb. 12, 2016, assistant teacher D’onna Hartman, reads to Frederick Frenious, left, and Gus Saunders at the Creative Kids Learning Center, a school that focuses on pre-kindergarten for 4- and 5-year-olds, in Seattle. Elaine Thompson/AP Photo

About a third of children in the grades K-2 are missing reading benchmarks, according to research from The New York Times. We talk with an educator and former literacy coach about how to reach students who are struggling to read, tips for summer, and culturally appropriate interventions.

Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Mackenzie Krumme Producer
  • Maria Lopez Technical Director
  • La Tasha Fields Guest