Summer is rapidly coming to a close (our girls go back to school next week!) and we’re ramping up for the fall, with new schedules and new routines.
Of course, part of our family’s routine is Savvy Reading classes for our younger girls.
If you’ve not familiar with Savvy Reading, it’s real-time reading coaching for children at a reading level between PreK and 3rd grade (when you sign up, there’s an assessment to help determine which level they are at).
It’s Monday through Thursday for 25 minutes and you choose a time that works for you (we have classes from early morning through the evening and if there isn’t an existing time that works with your schedule, we can create a new class to accommodate you!).
You can choose from individual coaching or small groups (which cap at four students).
If you’ve been considering Savvy Reading, here are some messages I’ve gotten this summer from families using Savvy Reading:
It is making me so happy right now to see him so confident and kicking reading’s behind! Savvy has to be, by far, one of the best investments I have ever made. If not the best. Thank you again for such an amazing program! Wow! Just wow!
Zoom classes haven’t been the best fit for my girls but the interaction in Savvy and the way curriculum is shared is so engaging! It’s been great to see my girls love class. . . they’ve struggled with distance learning but they adore Savvy.
I just wanted to share that after 1 week, WE LOVE SAVVY READING. I was so nervous that my SUPER SHY (like painfully shy) kid wouldn’t actually participate but wow was I wrong! Ms. Lynn is absolutely wonderful at engaging the kiddos and is full of energy and excitement! Also in 1 week she is changing the first letter of words to form new ones which she wasn’t doing at all before!
I just wanted to share that I got my first grader’s end of year report card today and I cried happy tears. He was virtual most of the year and we were struggling with reading. It was such a fight. We started Savvy in January and he went from below grade level to above grade level in a semester! I could not be more grateful that Savvy made it fun again and took the stress off of my shoulders!
Every time I get these messages, I’m just so thrilled – I want this kind of experience with reading for EVERY child and for them to feel confident and equipped to read for fun and for school.
If you’re wondering how Savvy Reading might fit into your fall schedule, here are four great ways to use Savvy Reading this school year!
4 Ways to Use Savvy Reading
- As a reading tutor. I’m the BIGGEST fan of tutoring because it helps children make so much progress when they get focused attention at the level they’re at. But it can be really expensive, it’s a pain to drive to and from, and it’s hard to find a good tutor. Savvy Reading brings tutoring right to your home, costs much less than an in-person tutor, and has the BEST coaches. If your child needs help catching up or staying on track with their reading, Savvy is a terrific option.
- As part of your homeschool curriculum. We have LOTS of homeschool readers enrolled in Savvy Reading and it’s perfect for adding structure to your homeschool day as well as letting your child interact with other children and/or their coach. Plus, it gives parents with multiple children a chance to focus on one child while the other child is doing their Savvy class.
- As part of their daily required reading practice. Many schools require elementary schoolers to do a certain amount of reading practice per night and Savvy is a simple way to get some of that practice in without you as a parent having to be the one babysitting them to do it! And when it feels fun? Well, that’s a big bonus.
- As an after (or before!) school activity. I’m all for my children doing ice skating or soccer, but there’s nothing that could be more useful to them long-term than becoming a confident and enthusiastic reader. Savvy Reading not only helps students learn to read well, but also makes it FUN. And since the classes are only 25 minutes long, it’s easy to fit it in before school or after school without losing all their free time.
Savvy Reading has been the BIGGEST blessing for my own children and I’m so thrilled to see it helping hundreds and hundreds of other students (and their families!) all over the world.
If you’ve been on the fence, this is the best time to give it a try! Use code JANSSEN25 for $25 off every month at checkout!
Any questions about Savvy Reading? I’m happy to answer – nothing is too small to ask!
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Photos by Heather Mildenstein
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