Reading partners are work-study students or volunteers who have taken on the America Reads Challenge. Reading partners are not tutors, they are role models who inspire young children to read better, by sharing the joy and power of reading. Reading partners work one-on-one or with small groups of children. Typically the children's ages range from preschool to third grade.
Before starting as a reading partner, you must participate in a four-hour training which is offered in the fall and spring semester. Literacy experts are brought in to provide strategies for reading, focusing on:
|Benson Village School||Mountain View Central School|
|Castleton Elementary School||Northeast Elementary School|
|Castleton Free Library (after school)||Northwest Elementary School|
|Christ the King School||Poultney Elementary School|
|Daycare Centers in Rutland County||Proctor Grade School|
|Fair Haven Grade School||Rutland Intermediate School|
|Lothrop Elementary School||Wells Village School|
|Metawee Community School||West Rutland Elementary School|
America Reads is a great opportunity for you to be part of a national effort to improve literacy and contribute to your local community.
If you love working with kids this is a great way to share your love for reading with them. For those interested in teaching, this is another way to get exposed to the classroom.