What is Reader to Reader? Check out this video:
Why should I get involved in Reader to Reader?
Research shows that:
- Students who struggle to read in first grade are 88% more likely to struggle in fourth grade.
- Students who struggle in fourth grade are four times more likely to drop out of school.
- Across the U.S., 85% of juveniles who interact with the court system are functionally illiterate.
- And 60% of the nation’s inmates are illiterate.
The Reader to Reader program meets this need:
- Reader to Reader pairs a volunteer tutor with a young reader who a teacher believes will benefit from more reading practice.
- Each visit takes place at the student’s school and lasts 20-30 minutes.
- Each session echoes the teacher’s reading instruction by reading a book that the student has already read in class.
- Each student earns rewards for tackling a challenging learning task.
What to Expect:
- Reader to Reader training on January 19 after morning service from 11:45 to 1:30. Lunch will be provided.
- A list of students and volunteer times will be available at the training session for you to choose from.
- Praise will provide all Reader to Reader resources.
- The 2020 Spring Session of Reader to Reader runs from January 20th through April 3rd.
- You will need to apply to become a Springfield Public School Volunteer. Click here for the online application.
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