Istation helps struggling 3rd grader read at grade level!

Sometimes a student’s struggles become a family affair. That’s what happened in Monica T.’s 3rd grade class.

“One of my students was an oldest child in his family. Mom was extremely nervous about his reading ability. He was very shy and was kind of at an awkward stage,” Monica recalled.  “He was having a lot of issues with reading. It wasn’t that he couldn’t do it. It was his confidence level.”

Monica said the student started the year reading far below grade level. So she turned to Istation for help, encouraging the struggling reader to log on before school, during school, and at home because it was fun and he liked it. 

“He started getting into it.  I saw his confidence grow. I saw him going from Tier 3 to Tier 2 to Tier 1, same as everybody else! It helped him get those basic skills and be confident with those skills,” she said, smiling. “The mom was just thrilled.”

The student began making passing grades and became more comfortable in class. His teacher called that experience an aha moment that will forever impact how she communicates with parents about Istation.

“I can relay this story to other parents and say, ‘Look, this is what happens when you use [Istation], because it is on their level,” she said.

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PR/Communications Manager for Istation after 17 years as a television journalist at WFAA, KTVI, WBIR, & KBTX. Tweet me your success stories using @Istationed or #Istationed! Or email them to me: twoodard@istation.com.