SCHOOLS AND AFTER-SCHOOL SITES
In this interview, Elizabeth Conrad shares about her work as a Senior Administrator for Read2Succeed (R2S), a tutoring program that supports Orange County Public Schools students who need extra assistance to develop their literacy skills in kindergarten, first, and second grades. Read2Succeed uses our SIPPS® (Systematic Instruction in Phonological Awareness, Phonics, and Sight Words) program to support kindergarteners and their R2S tutors in providing explicit reading instruction.
"Bottom line: the Being a Reader program WORKS. Early childhood students of today have had an untraditional educational experience to say the least. We have witnessed so much growth in reading over the course of this school year. Some children have been able to progress almost two school years’ worth of growth already."
State departments of education across the country—including those of Louisiana, Colorado, Arizona, Mississippi, Utah, New Mexico, and Nevada—have vetted and approved SIPPS (Systematic Instruction in Phonological Awareness, Phonics, and Sight Words) as high-quality, research-based instructional materials for their schools and districts. Find out why.
Under Chris Ann’s leadership, SIPPS (Systematic Instruction in Phonological Awareness, Phonics, and Sight Words) has become the district-adopted foundational skills program. During this same time, BUSD has also been recognized for its excellence in reading comprehension and its commitment to reach all readers, receiving the number-one ranking on the California Reading Report Card.
Our evidence-based programs help children develop as proficient readers and writers, appreciate the ideas and opinions of others, learn to agree and disagree respectfully, think critically about big ideas, and become responsible citizens of the world.Find Out More