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The Mission of READWS...Home of the Augustine Literacy Tutoring Program
The mission of READWS is to reach, teach and advocate for struggling readers by training tutors, teachers and parents to use the evidence-informed, best practices of a multisensory structured literacy approach. We focus on students who are at an economic disadvantage.
READWS is reaching, teaching and advocating for struggling readers in our community who are at an economic disadvantage. We train volunteer tutors, educators and parents to use the evidence-informed best practices of a multi-sensory structured literacy approach.
This approach follows a logical sequence, starting with the smallest units of our language, the sounds and letters, and builds skills from there. Everything children learn to read, they learn to spell. Children also use their senses--seeing, hearing, touch, and movement--all in the service of learning. This approach is not only about memorization. Rather, it focuses on teaching children the structure and meaning of our language and how our language fits together into a unified whole.
The READWS focus areas are:
• Augustine Literacy Project tutoring program (1st-12th grade)
• Educator Training
• Parent Education
• Free Resources and Advocacy
The Augustine Literacy Tutoring Program trains and supports volunteer tutors who provide free, long term, 1-to-1 instruction using the Orton-Gillingham approach and Wilson Reading System materials. Our tutors work with students in the Winston-Salem area.
Augustine lessons use Wilson materials and include the five essential components of research-based reading instruction as defined by the National Reading Panel:
Who We Serve
We serve low-income children and teens who are reading, writing and spelling below grade level in the Winston-Salem area. The students we teach are recommended by parents, teachers, guidance counselors and other staff members in the public school system.