Lynda Henney (left)

Lynda Henney (left)

Program seeks teachers

The Junction Literacy Centre in Vernon has opportunities for new and qualified teachers in After School Reading programs

Local teachers are being sought for some rewarding work with kids.

The Junction Literacy Centre in Vernon has opportunities for new and qualified teachers in After School Reading programs.

The rewarding work provides new teachers with valuable training (to begin at the end of September) about teaching children how to read. The teachers are given several professional development opportunities with Lynda Henney, Vernon School literacy co-ordinator.

The program is designed for small groups of Grade 2 and 3 students who are reading below grade level.

The children stay after school for one hour every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from mid-October to mid-March. Teachers are paid for one-and-a-half to two hours each day.

“I was a teacher in the program at Alexis Park last year and know firsthand that the children love the program and became more confident readers,” said Tina Ward, Skills Boost program co-ordinator with the Junction Literacy Centre.

“We also need volunteers at each school to help with one-on-one reading practice, playing word games and other fun activities.”

The partnership between the Junction Literacy Centre and the Vernon School District supports the common goal that all capable children are able to “read to learn” by the end of Grade 3.

If enough teachers sign on, the After School Reading program can be run in as many as five elementary schools.

For more information, visit www.junctionliteracycentre.ca or contact Tina Ward at 250-275-3117 or tward@junctionliteracy.ca