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Staff Photo: John Bohn Starling Elementary School fifth-grade student Jordan Wolfe, 10, joins dog owner Charles Baranowski and his Dalmatian dogs Pinto and Ditto in a program allowing students to practice reading skills with the Tail Waggin' Tutors program. These students from Grayson have the opportunity to practice reading out loud to dogs every other Tuesday morning. Wolfe is reading a chapter from the fourth book in the Emily Windsnap series by author Liz Kessler.

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Canines help kids read

A program at Starling Elementary pairs students with canines twice a month in an attempt to boost the young people's reading skills.

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