From left, students Sophia Rodriguez, Bianca Rodriguez, Emmanuel Rodriguez and Jaime Yosiner receive ice cream from Diana Dzioba and Monique Kraft, of Umpqua Bank, and the Umpqua ice cream truck at Rock Creek Elementary School, while tutors Michelle Read, Anya Truscott, Christina Reyes, Ally Roncloni and Sasha Meekie look on. The celebration was the wrap-up of the summer version of Sight Word Busters one-on-one reading tutoring program. The program started in 2010 and 20 volunteers helped Rock Creek students better their reading skills over the last year, according to Linda LoBue, a local Auburn education consultant and author, who founded the program.
Tutor Anya Truscott helps student Jesse Beasom master 240 Sight Words during his one-on-one Sight Word Busters reading session at Rock Creek Elementary School. Linda LoBue, founder of the program, said the program helps students memorize 240 commonly used English words like were, does and there. LoBue said these words do not follow phonetic rules and can trip up beginning readers. LoBue said the program is looking for more volunteers and those interested can call her at (530) 887-8335.
Sight Word Busters program at Rock Creek Elementary School.
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