CRB’s curriculum is aligned with the five core elements of the Science of Reading, including:
- Phonological Awareness
We are proud to partner with BookNook, a digital literacy platform where Youth Mentors and their Buddies engage in literacy activities via online video conferencing. BookNook helps us meet every student’s individual needs, according to their exact reading level, through fun literacy activities and level-appropriate and carefully-selected books.
BookNook provides scaffolding for young mentors, provides helpful tips, and monitors young readers’ progress in real time.
Each Comprehension lesson features a live, age-appropriate book, with Talking Points included to discuss the story.
BookNook lessons have fun and engaging games that test for comprehension, and also allow for some friendly competition among students.
Additionally, BookNook includes time after the book to keep the conversation going, with suggestions of prompts to encourage the reader to further discuss the book.