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Mrs. Melissa Hayek
I grew up in Alexandria and now live in Glenwood with my husband. This is my fourth year working with AmeriCorps and the Minnesota Reading Corps program. I am excited to help readers at Minnewaska Elementary!
Minnesota Reading Corps
Minnesota Reading Corps is a statewide initiative to help every Minnesota child become a successful reader by the end of 3rd grade. The program places AmeriCorps members as literacy tutors in sites across Minnesota to implement a researched-based early literacy effort to help struggling readers.
Minnesota Reading Corps Elementary Literacy Tutors serve as one-on-one tutors and provide research-based interventions to students who are just below proficiency in reading. The tutors meet with each student daily for 20 minutes to build phonics, phonemic awareness, and fluency skills. A Response to Intervention (RtI) model is followed.
Read at Home (RAH)
Why Read at Home?
Two more ways to help your child become a better reader: