Twins Ty and Alec D’Aigneau each fingered sets of colored tiles into five-letter words, then counted off each sound as they spoke it, slowly, to their tutor.
TerraBeth Jochems’ students use colored letter tiles in her reading classes at Harvest Church in Billings.TerraBeth Jochems’ students use colored letter tiles in her reading classes at Harvest Church in Billings.
TeraBeth Jochems provides specialized tutoring to Alec and Ty D’Aigneau, left to right. Jochems takes on the toughest cases, the students who are falling far behind their peers — usually despite other interventions — and are in danger of never catching up.
Many students of TerraBeth Jochems have been diagnosed with a reading disability in which the brain has trouble connecting language sounds and symbols. Jochems herself was diagnosed with dyslexia as a child.
TerraBeth Jochems helps Ty and Alec D’Aigneau learn to read during a special summer tutoring session put on through a grant from the Billings Exchange Club.
CASPER, Wyo. — Some 1,100 first-graders braved a chilly May morning to eat lunch on the lawn of the Nicolaysen Art Museum in Casper on Tuesday.
Steve Degenfelder reads to children during the Wyoming Reads celebration Tuesday at the Natrona County Public Library in Casper, Wyo.Each first grader in Natrona County received free books to take home from the yearly literacy promotion.
Dan Carter, chief of community affairs for ExxonMobil in Billings, stood in front of a room of fifth-graders at Lockwood Elementary School and extolled for them the virtues of reading.
Pediatricians at the Children's Clinic have started giving books to their young patients in an effort to promote and improve early childhood literacy in Billings.
“Wyoming Firsts,” a children’s book written by Carol Mead, first lady of Wyoming, with illustrations by Wyoming high school students.
Henry Winkler talks at a press conference before his appearance at the Alberta Bair Theater on Thursday.
Henry Winkler talks at a press conference before his appearance at the Alberta Bair Theater Thursday October 17, 2013.
Paula Syring teaches reading in a storage room converted to a classroom at Central Heights Elementary School late last week.
“Oh, the places you’ll go!”
This time next week, Billings schoolchildren will be on summer break. All too often, summer is the season when students, especially those who already are disadvantaged, lose academic skills. Regular reading is one way to counteract that summer slump.
ALBERTON – In between the Coke machine and the seven bikes and a stroller, the Montana Valley Book Store has several thousand of its offerings free for the taking.
Keeping kids occupied can be a big challenge. Here are some ideas for activities to keep young ones engaged -- body and mind -- in Billings this week:
AUGUSTA, Ga. — While Demarion Jarvis read aloud a book about a kitten named Mittens, a 3-year-old Shetland sheepdog named Dakota sat quietly at his feet.
SHERIDAN, Wyo. — The sun shone and birds chirped as a light breeze rolled through Kendrick Park Monday morning. Award-winning author and Sheridan native Craig Johnson paused as he read from Mark Teague’s “How I Spent My Summer Vacation.”