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     Welcome to the Eagles' Nest, a reading tutoring program here at Carolina Forest International Elementary School.  The program is administered and maintained by our very own reading specialists, Ms. Anna Day and Mrs. Melonie Shepard with the assistance of our Parent Liaison, Tiffany Frick.  Our mission is to help where assessments have shown that some students need intensive reading support beyond the classroom and to motivate students to become independent, eager readers. If you are interested in becoming a reading tutor, please contact Tiffany at


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Too many American children don't read well

  • Studies have proven that children who struggle with reading difficulties early on often continue to struggle with reading.  If appropriate direct intervention does not occur, most of these students do not 'catch up' with their peers.  
  • Thirty-three percent of American fourth graders read below the "basic" level on the National Assessment of Educational Progress reading test. The "basic" level is defined as "partial mastery of the prerequisite knowledge and skills that are fundamental for proficient work at each grade." (NAEP 2009 Reading Report Card) Statistics show that the vast majority of children who were poor readers in first grade are poor readers later on.

Teaching kids to read is a team effort

  • Parents, teachers, caregivers, and members of the community must recognize the important role they can play in helping children learn to read.
  • Research shows that what families do makes a difference, what teachers do makes a difference, and what community programs do makes a difference.
  • It's time for all those who work with children to work together to ensure that every child learns to read. It is our shared responsibility.