Improving literacy

Advocate staff photo by BRYAN TUCKImproving literacyCarencro Heights Elementary School kindergarten teacher Katie Geiger, right, receives a portable music player from Rotary Club of North Lafayette member Mauri Robichaux Friday morning. The Rotarians received a grant to help improve literacy and gave students and their teachers copies of the 'I Can Read' program, which helps children learn sight words through songs. Students received DVDs and teachers received resources so children can learn at home and school, said Kat Crappel, of Rotary Club of North Lafayette. Parents received information to reinforce the lessons and materials explaining the program in Spanish and English, Crappel said. Show caption
Advocate staff photo by BRYAN TUCKImproving literacyCarencro Heights Elementary School kindergarten teacher Katie Geiger, right, receives a portable music player from Rotary Club of North Lafayette member Mauri Robichaux Friday morning. The Rotarians received a grant to help improve literacy and gave students and their teachers copies of the 'I Can Read' program, which helps children learn sight words through songs. Students received DVDs and teachers received resources so children can learn at home and school, said Kat Crappel, of Rotary Club of North Lafayette. Parents received information to reinforce the lessons and materials explaining the program in Spanish and English, Crappel said.