Reading at grade level by the third grade is the leading indicator of school success and high school graduation. Nearly half of Miami-Dade County’s third graders fail to achieve this critical benchmark. With the goal of closing this gap, Jude Alexander reads children’s classics. These pre-recorded video sessions are available to you for the enjoyment of reading aloud to children. Among the many benefits of being read aloud are improved language and listening skills, experiencing stronger emotional connections to loved ones, and gaining a lifelong love of reading.