Building Home Libraries and Life- Long Reading Habits
Gaining Ground ensures equal access to books by providing all students in our partner schools with "self-selected", high-interest, engaging books to support summer reading and develop life-long reading habits
Gaining Ground Book Bus
The Gaining Ground Book Bus rolls through each of our Ground Book partner schools neighborhoods each week. These weekly visits allow continuous access to new books throughout the summer months. Students come running to change out their books, talk about their books and turn in their writings about books.
Closing the Literacy Gap
Gaining Ground is committed to not only eliminating summer slide for students of poverty but to accelerate reading growth for students. We are developing our Literacy Gap reading intervention program at two of our partner schools. Expert teachers are providing individualized and group reading instruction for a select group of students with the goal of growing the students reading skills and closing the literacy gap.