Dive into Reading
Dive into Reading is a program that supports the Suncoast Campaign for Grade-Level Reading in its efforts to move students toward reading proficiency by the end of third grade. The program provides books to add to students’ home libraries and a mentor for each of the current rising second graders who participate in a summer program at the designated Title I sites/schools. The mentors’ goals will be to introduce grade-level text to the students in a fun and relaxing environment, discuss meaning (comprehension) and vocabulary, and help the children develop a love for reading that will subsequently lead to increased self-efficacy for reading. Additionally, students will have opportunities to become proficient with social-emotional expectations and engage in critical thinking to include learning and use of manners, restaurant etiquette, taking turns, sharing, decision-making, problem-solving and more.