Many of us may not realize that reading is a critical bridge to success in school, work and life. Children generally are learning to read until 3rd grade. By the 4th grade, they should be reading to learn. After that, coursework gets harder and reading becomes more challenging. Students who don’t read well have increasing difficulty keeping up. This can lead to bad grades, disengaging from school, and dropping out. In fact, children who aren’t reading at grade level by the end of third grade are four times as likely to drop out of high school, according to an Annie E. Casey Foundation study. You can be part of the solution! Download this guide with TOOLS & TIPS FOR READING WITH CHILDREN created by United Way.

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