Traditional Tales launched in Hope

New support group aims to promote learning for beginner readers

Read Right Society is launching a new reading group this week called Traditional Tales.

The free program was initially intended for adults speaking English as a second language, but was expanded to promote learning for all beginner readers.

“The goal or purpose of the group is to improve the reading skills and comfort level of the participants,” said ESL outreach coordinator Larissa Dyble. “The program will be formatted as a casual group conversation, where participants can have the opportunity to practice reading aloud, listening to others and having a lead conversation about the story, movie adaptations, and other variations.”

As a group, participants will read classic and familiar stories such as Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, The Three Little Pigs, and The Tortoise and the Hair. There will then be a discussion about the story to work on comprehension and hopefully improve some insight to the tales and their variations.

The reading group starts today (Sept. 25) and will run on Thursdays from 12:30-2 p.m. until November.

There isn’t a specific end date, as the stories covered will be determined based on participant interest.

For more information about Traditional Tales, call 604-869-1363 or email larissa.readright@gmail.com. The Read Right Society is located in Unit F of the SOCIA building, 895 3rd Ave.