Chapter 2: Randall Gets Positive Attention in SMART Reading

SMART Reading student, Randall, reads with volunteer.

To read the first installment in Randall’s story, click here

After his volunteer would retrieve Randall from class, they’d walk together down the long hallway to the SMART Reading room.

During that walk they’d talk, and Randall would open up about being teased and bullied. This precious time gave Randall something he desperately needed: empathy and affirmation.

His volunteer would get down on Randall’s level, look him in the eye, listen to him, and encourage him — and then they’d read together.

Stay tuned for the final installment of Randall’s story.