|Second Start Literacy Program|
Location: Covina Public Library, Literacy Area (upstairs)
Partical funding provided by: California Library Literacy Services (CLLS) Grant; Community Development Block Grant (CDBG); Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Title II - Section 231 Grant; and the Friends of the Covina Public Library.
ADULT BASIC LITERACY SKILLS
Partial Funding Sources: CLLS Grant, CDBG, Friends of the Covina Public Library.
The program serves native English speakers as well as students coming out of the ESL program who need to improve their skills before they move on to higher learning. The program is designed to help adults obtain the skills they need to reach their goals and is based on an Individual Learning Plan. The plan is developed by the adult and the Literacy Coordinator together. Adults are carefully matched with professionally trained volunteer tutors and receive instruction twice per week.
Core skills include: Reading-comprehension, fluency and vocabulary; writing; employability
ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE (ESL)
The Children’s Literacy program provides students in first through eighth grades with the opportunity to increase their reading achievement by supplying the tools they need to develop reading skills and the guidance and support they need to grow as readers. Trained volunteer tutors provide reading support in phonics, sight word growth, comprehension and vocabulary enhancement. Students are tutored in a small group setting; one-on-one instruction is provided on a case-by-case basis.