What is Irlen?

18 Dec

“I had to have it.” says PSC Student Philip. He is talking about a gray, transparent overlay he lays on top of his reading materials. Philip experiences Irlen Syndrome, which distorts letters on a page, making reading difficult. The overlay … Read More »

A Thanksgiving Acrostic

19 Nov

Holiday Acrostic A first-year PSC student has been working with me to review the sounds each letter makes, put together words and word families, and look at how letter sounds and word meanings change depending on letter combinations. We decided … Read More »

“A Evening of Mystery” sells out!

13 Oct

Three bestselling California authors revealed the secrets behind successful mystery writing at the Project Second Chance (PSC) “Evening of Mystery” event at the Walnut Creek library October 9.          A panel of Cara Black, Laurie R. King, and Terry Shames … Read More »

All Things Italian! a great success

24 Sep

Ron Shoop from Random House really pulled out all the stops as he presented “All Things Italian!” to an enthusiastic crowd at the Concord Library on Monday, September 22nd.  He recommended books on Italian culture, food, non-fiction, and fiction.  It … Read More »

Calling All Pizza Lovers!

10 Aug

On Tuesday, October 21st, Patxi’s Pizza in Lafayette, will donate 10% of all sales, all day, to Project Second Chance. This applies to eat-in, carry-out, ready-to-bake, gift cards, and delivery. So head over to Patxi’s and “Enjoy a Slice for … Read More »