Dare to Dream

It’s a new year at Dare to Dream and our students from Avondale-Logandale Elementary School were met with new tablets for reading, an on-line reading program and our first music program including choir and keyboards. We welcome Lucy Rodriguez, Leo and Clau Barros and Ana Santos-Sanchez to our teaching staff, and we are delighted to welcome new and returning students to a new season of Dare to Dream. An additional program for Youth Development, Math Tutoring and Visual Arts has also been established at Chase Elementary School.

Dare to Dream students are learning to use tablets with the on-line reading program, Learning A-Z Raz-Plus.  Students are assessed for reading and comprehension levels and reading books are assigned to match those levels.  Students read a variety of interesting fiction and non-fiction texts to help them identify story elements, analyze characters, answer cause and effect questions, know the author’s purpose for writing, and build vocabulary and language.

Students work in small groups and can also receive individual support where needed. Students assess their knowledge with a short assessment at the end of each reading session.  It is anticipated that students will increase their reading skills and abilities by the end of the program.