There is a literacy crisis in our community.
Sadly, only half of the children in
Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools can read proficiently.
of 3rd graders in WS/FCS
are not proficient in reading
of poor readers in 3rd grade will still be poor readers in 9th grade
of children in WS/FCS are not on track for college or career readiness
With proper instruction and/or intervention
of children can be fluent readers.
Read Write Spell trains volunteer tutors to provide one-on-one literacy instruction to WSFCS students who struggle with reading.
Read Write Spell provides professional development opportunities for educators with the goal of equipping educators to implement the science of reading in their classroom.
Read Write Spell provides parents with free resources to help strengthen their child’s pre-reading and early reading skills.
Our approach is based on the science behind how the brain learns to read and is proven to be more effective, for more children than traditional approaches.
Volunteer tutors trained
Educators participated in our Educator Academy
Families served through our Reading Party program
Join us and help a child learn to read.
When school returns to normal, in-person learning, children will need more literacy support than ever before.