Reading Rockets is a grant from the State of Michigan with funding to provide an after school literacy program. Both research and practice indicate that adding time to the school day and/or year can have a meaningfully positive impact on student proficiency and upon a child's entire educational experience. Students in our program are invited to attend and participate in an interactive read aloud to build thinking and comprehension skills. Students talk and write about the story. Our program includes kindergarten through third grade students.