What We Do:
Read Write Spell works to ensure that every child in Winston-Salem Forsyth County Schools learns to read. We advocate for effective, equitable education; and we train educators, tutors, and families in the Science of Reading.
Sadly, only half of the children in WSFC schools can read proficiently. Fortunately, research shows that 90% of children can learn to read at grade level if they are: given strong core instruction at the outset of their education and/or have access to early and intensive intervention.
By training our tutors and educators with research-based, multi sensory, and best practice methodology, Read Write Spell provides a structured literacy approach which is more effective at literacy instruction than what our schools are currently teaching.
How We Do It:
We educate school administrators and families in the science of reading and we train teachers and volunteers to instruct and tutor children within the Winston-Salem Forsyth County Schools. Aside from building relationships with the schools and school system administration, we work to build relationships with the families of the students we serve.
Aside from community involvement, we serve students in one of three ways: through ALP tutor (Augustine Literacy Project,) OWL tutor (Opening the World of Literacy,) or teacher training in the science of reading – emphasizing the role of whole language learning and phonics to create a balanced literacy approach.
Read Write Spell is supported as an outreach ministry of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, but is neither religiously affiliated nor a religion-based program.