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Title:  Start Making a Reader Today® (SMART®)
Description: Start Making a Reader Today® (SMART®) is a volunteer tutoring program widely implemented in Oregon for students in grades K–2 who are at risk of reading failure. The program is designed to be a low-cost, easy-to-implement intervention. Volunteer tutors go into schools where at least 40% of students are eligible for free or reduced-price lunch and read one-on-one with students twice a week for half an hour. Typically, one volunteer works with two children on four types of activities: reading to the child, reading with the child, re-reading with the child, and asking the child questions about what has been read. The program also gives each student two new books a month to encourage families to read together.
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Cover Date: June 2007
Web Release: June 11, 2007
Publication #: WWC IRBRSMA07
Center/Program: WWC
Type of Product: Intervention Report
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