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Why the HELPS program?


Developed by John Begeny, a professor at NC State University, Helping Early Literacy With Practice Strategies (HELPS) is an evidence-based program proven to improve children’s reading fluency. The highly scripted HELPS program can easily be used by trained volunteers, teaching assistants and teachers alike. 

Read Charlotte calculates that about 20%-25% of CMS third graders learn how to sound out individual words (phonics) but don’t read with enough speed or accuracy (fluency) to build their vocabulary or understand what they are reading. We can help more CMS third graders become proficient readers with a targeted focus on reading fluency.

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