Barton Reading Program to benefit from garage sale this weekend


A fundraiser garage sale to help reinstate and fund the Barton Reading Program in Pleasanton middle schools will take place from 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturday, July 31, at 1636 Holly Circle. Come and support the event as a buyer or helping to sell items. Call 596-1600 or e-mail penny@EastBayAreaHomes.com.

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Posted by Lee
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 29, 2010 at 9:37 am

I would be happy to come and support the Barton reading program! A friend of mine volunteered a few years ago and thought it was a great program to help kids with reading problems.

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Posted by Stacey
a resident of Amberwood/Wood Meadows
on Jul 29, 2010 at 10:45 pm

Stacey is a registered user.

I've heard good things about Barton. I'm curious as to whether or not there has been any study on its rate of effectiveness compared with other programs.

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Posted by Cathi
a resident of Hart Middle School
on Jul 30, 2010 at 5:15 pm

Stacey, Check out Web Link Barton is based on Orton-Gillingham, which is the one method found to work for people with dyslexia.

As a parent of a Barton graduate and another hopeful if we can keep Barton at Hart, I have nothing be good things to say about this program. I grew up in a family of dyslexics. This program goes to the root of why people with dyslexia have trouble reading and gives them lifelong skills to overcome reading and spelling challenges. My 9th grader started Barton in 3rd grade reading at a K level. It took a while but by mid-eighth grade she was reading at grade level. She now loves to read.

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