Coordinator Brigitt Johnson (second from right) leads Jin Shibata, Ione Cucheron and Parker Georgeson in specialized reading courses through the Literacy Society of the North Okanagan. The reading program begins Jan. 15. (Photo submitted)

Literacy Society of North Okanagan offers small group reading support

The reading program begins Jan. 15

The Literacy Society of the North Okanagan is offering a small group reading program for students in Grades 2 to 4 who would benefit from extra reading support.

“We recognize how vital reading is to a student’s confidence and success,” said Wendy Aasen, executive director. “We want to help provide this support when it is most critical.”

The reading program starts Jan. 15 and runs to March 7 at the Society’s Learning Centre, room No. 302 at the People Place. It is offered Tuesdays and Thursdays from either 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., or 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Parents can sign their child up for eight or 16 sessions. There is a fee for the program, but financial assistance is available due to the support of generous donors and local granting organizations.

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“This small group approach really works well for students,” said Brigitt Johnson, program coordinator. “Our experienced literacy tutors and teachers are able to identify barriers and work with the student on a more individual basis. The results are very positive.”

Interested families can contact and visit the Literacy Society’s website at for more information. The Society also offers private tutoring support.

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