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Our Method

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Our Method

We serve English and Spanish speaking students in Pre-K, Kindergarten and 1st grade, building core literacy skills that will be leveraged throughout their education.

Start Early

Our focus on this age group is crucial. Research shows that 88% of students who are reading at grade level by the end of first grade will continue to read at grade level throughout school. Conversely, 88% of students who aren’t reading at grade level by the end of first grade are unlikely to ever catch up, directly affecting their academic success across the board. Academically, students who aren’t reading at grade level struggle in every class, year after year, because by third grade over 85% of the curriculum is taught through reading. Reading is the skill by which students get information from books, computers, worksheets and boards to learn math, science, literature, social studies and more.

Be Engaging

Our music and drama-based curriculum is engaging, building literacy skills and student confidence. It is easy to see that students come alive when they get to sing songs, perform plays, and make art at school. Now there is a compelling and growing body of evidence that integrating the arts into classrooms not only has the easily observable benefit of increasing student engagement, but it also has been shown to result in a wide spectrum of academic and social benefits, especially at improving reading and language skills, thinking skills, and motivation to learn. Music and drama-based lessons connect young students physically, kinesthetically, and imaginatively, stimulating their minds on different levels, leveraging their natural love for the arts, and most importantly, accelerating their learning of reading skills.

three children in a phonics instruction program embrace | Reading in Motion
two students in early reading instruction | Reading in Motion

Use Data

We are a non-profit focused entirely on driving measurable, replicable improvements in our students’ reading skills. We use data every step of the way, from employing research-backed  arts curriculum in our programs, to facilitating student assessments throughout the school year to measure progress, to utilizing data to tailor instruction to every student’s individual learning needs. Our programs are data-informed through and through.

Support Teachers

Our program features bi-weekly coaching for teachers, focused on building teacher leadership beyond the Reading In Motion curriculum. Our Coaches act as partners in the classroom, assisting teachers in evaluating data and assessing student progress, tailoring instruction, modeling songs and activities, and generally serving as a support network for teachers.

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The pandemic has left students from low-income communities even further behind academically. Your donation today will go directly toward our Reading Together, Anywhere! program to help address this crisis.💙📖 Make a difference for young readers this holiday season by giving now at www.readinginmotion.org/give-2/
The pandemic has left students from low-income communities even further behind academically. Your donation today will go directly toward our Reading Together, Anywhere! program to help address this crisis.💙📖 Make a difference for young readers this holiday season by giving now at www.readinginmotion.org/give-2/
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📢 LAST CHANCE TO ENTER! 📢 Help us kick off the new school year by entering our Cubs ticket raffle! Give to Reading In Motion by midnight tonight to be entered into a raffle to win tickets to a Cubs game: 2 tickets to the Cubs vs. Reds game on 9/7, or 4 tickets to the Cubs vs. Giants game on 9/12. Every donation (of any amount) gets one entry, but signing up as monthly donor with our Giving Library gets two entries! 🎟️HOW TO ENTER:
Make a donation at readinginmotion.org/donate by the deadline. Winners will be chosen at random and notified by email on 9/3. Entrants may receive a maximum of 2 entires per person during the raffle period.
This promotion is in no way sponsored, administered, or associated with the Chicago Cubs or Instagram. By entering, entrants confirm they are 18+ years of age, release Instagram of responsibility, and agree to Instagram's terms of use.
📢 LAST CHANCE TO ENTER! 📢 Help us kick off the new school year by entering our Cubs ticket raffle! Give to Reading In Motion by midnight tonight to be entered into a raffle to win tickets to a Cubs game: 2 tickets to the Cubs vs. Reds game on 9/7, or 4 tickets to the Cubs vs. Giants game on 9/12. Every donation (of any amount) gets one entry, but signing up as monthly donor with our Giving Library gets two entries! 🎟️HOW TO ENTER: Make a donation at readinginmotion.org/donate by the deadline. Winners will be chosen at random and notified by email on 9/3. Entrants may receive a maximum of 2 entires per person during the raffle period. This promotion is in no way sponsored, administered, or associated with the Chicago Cubs or Instagram. By entering, entrants confirm they are 18+ years of age, release Instagram of responsibility, and agree to Instagram's terms of use.
3 months ago
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Show support for our innovative early literacy program *and* restock your greeting card supply! For the first time ever, you can order exclusive greeting cards featuring the art of a young reader in our program area of Chicago. Learn more & order now at the link in our bio!
Show support for our innovative early literacy program *and* restock your greeting card supply! For the first time ever, you can order exclusive greeting cards featuring the art of a young reader in our program area of Chicago. Learn more & order now at the link in our bio!
3 months ago
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Donate for a chance to win!😊 We're kicking off the new school year with a raffle. Give to Reading In Motion between by 9/2 to be entered into a raffle to win tickets to a Cubs game: 2 tickets to the Cubs vs. Reds game on 9/7, or 4 tickets to the Cubs vs. Giants game on 9/12. Every donation (of any amount) gets one entry, but signing up as monthly donor with our Giving Library gets two entries!HOW TO ENTER:
Make a donation at readinginmotion.org/donate by the deadline. Winners will be chosen at random and notified by email on 9/3. Entrants may receive a maximum of 2 entires per person during the raffle period.
This promotion is in no way sponsored, administered, or associated with the Chicago Cubs or Instagram. By entering, entrants confirm they are 18+ years of age, release Instagram of responsibility, and agree to Instagram's terms of use.
Donate for a chance to win!😊 We're kicking off the new school year with a raffle. Give to Reading In Motion between by 9/2 to be entered into a raffle to win tickets to a Cubs game: 2 tickets to the Cubs vs. Reds game on 9/7, or 4 tickets to the Cubs vs. Giants game on 9/12. Every donation (of any amount) gets one entry, but signing up as monthly donor with our Giving Library gets two entries!HOW TO ENTER: Make a donation at readinginmotion.org/donate by the deadline. Winners will be chosen at random and notified by email on 9/3. Entrants may receive a maximum of 2 entires per person during the raffle period. This promotion is in no way sponsored, administered, or associated with the Chicago Cubs or Instagram. By entering, entrants confirm they are 18+ years of age, release Instagram of responsibility, and agree to Instagram's terms of use.
3 months ago
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We're hiring! We're looking to add an Extra Dosage Instructor to our team to support our small-group literacy instruction in Chicago. 📖 Learn more and apply at the link in our bio!
We're hiring! We're looking to add an Extra Dosage Instructor to our team to support our small-group literacy instruction in Chicago. 📖 Learn more and apply at the link in our bio!
3 months ago
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#GIVEAWAY ALERT!
To celebrate the start of the school year, we're raffling off tickets to a Cubs game: 2 tickets to the Cubs vs. Reds game on 9/7, or 4 tickets to the Cubs vs. Giants game on 9/12! 🎟️⚾🚌HOW TO ENTER👇
Make a donation at readinginmotion.org/donate by the 9/2. Every donation (of any amount) gets one entry, but signing up as monthly donor with our Giving Library gets two entries! Entrants may receive a maximum of 2 entires per person during the raffle period. Winners will be chosen at random and notified by email on 9/3.This promotion is in no way sponsored, administered, or associated with the Chicago Cubs or Instagram. By entering, entrants confirm they are 18+ years of age, release Instagram of responsibility, and agree to Instagram's terms of use.
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#GIVEAWAY ALERT! To celebrate the start of the school year, we're raffling off tickets to a Cubs game: 2 tickets to the Cubs vs. Reds game on 9/7, or 4 tickets to the Cubs vs. Giants game on 9/12! 🎟️⚾🚌HOW TO ENTER👇 Make a donation at readinginmotion.org/donate by the 9/2. Every donation (of any amount) gets one entry, but signing up as monthly donor with our Giving Library gets two entries! Entrants may receive a maximum of 2 entires per person during the raffle period. Winners will be chosen at random and notified by email on 9/3.This promotion is in no way sponsored, administered, or associated with the Chicago Cubs or Instagram. By entering, entrants confirm they are 18+ years of age, release Instagram of responsibility, and agree to Instagram's terms of use. #giveawayalert #raffle #donate #literacy #cubs #chicagocubs
3 months ago
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Thank you to everyone who attended our Auxiliary Board's 8th Annual Cubs Rooftop Event last night! We had a blast, and we're so grateful to have such an incredible community of supporters--for our city's students, and its team!
Thank you to everyone who attended our Auxiliary Board's 8th Annual Cubs Rooftop Event last night! We had a blast, and we're so grateful to have such an incredible community of supporters--for our city's students, and its team!
3 months ago
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The Cubs Rooftop Event is tonight, so we're giving a shoutout to an incredible sponsor who makes this event possible: @8Hospitality and their restaurants @hvacpub in Wrigley and @hubbardinn in River North! 🍽️🧡
🎟️Get your tickets online at the link in our bio or at the door to join us tonight!
The Cubs Rooftop Event is tonight, so we're giving a shoutout to an incredible sponsor who makes this event possible: @8Hospitality and their restaurants @hvacpub in Wrigley and @hubbardinn in River North! 🍽️🧡 🎟️Get your tickets online at the link in our bio or at the door to join us tonight!
3 months ago
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📣Come out to a ball game with Reading In Motion tonight! Join us at our Auxiliary Board's 8th annual Cubs Rooftop Event, a memorable evening of great baseball and great company, all supporting a great cause.⚾📚Get your tickets online at the link in our bio or at the door.
📣Come out to a ball game with Reading In Motion tonight! Join us at our Auxiliary Board's 8th annual Cubs Rooftop Event, a memorable evening of great baseball and great company, all supporting a great cause.⚾📚Get your tickets online at the link in our bio or at the door.
3 months ago
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We're giving a big shoutout to our Cubs Rooftop Event sponsor: Northwestern Mutual! Thank you for your support of our work and our students, especially during this last year of virtual learning.😊
🎟️Get & tickets now at the link in our bio!
We're giving a big shoutout to our Cubs Rooftop Event sponsor: Northwestern Mutual! Thank you for your support of our work and our students, especially during this last year of virtual learning.😊 🎟️Get & tickets now at the link in our bio!
3 months ago
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