Reading Buddies commit to reading 30 minutes a week for the duration of the school year.
A readSBISD initiative Supported by SBISD's Partnerships & Volunteer Programs office
To directly impact our students' early literacy, members of the SBISD Volunteer Advisory Board studied volunteer-led tutoring programs across the district to identify best practices.
From this study, and in partnership with our Academics team, SBISD launched the ReadSBISD Reading Buddies Program in Fall 2019.
What is the goal?
To increase 2nd graders' literacy levels while developing a lifelong love of reading by providing the one-to-one support of a trained, caring adult volunteer.
Reading Buddies meet with their student for 30 minutes a week for the duration of a school year. Training and resources are provided by SBISD.
Sign-Up to Read!
We are recruiting Reading Buddies for:
- Buffalo Creek
- Cedar Brook
- Shadow Oaks
- Spring Shadows
- Friday, January 14, 8:30 - 9:30am
- Friday, January 21, 8:30 - 9:30am
713-251-2460 or email@example.com
What's it like being a Reading Buddy?
- Book Orienting
- Book Baggies
- How to do a "Book Walk"
- What is a Sneak Peek?
- How to Read a Series
- Using Legos to Build Oral Language
- Refueling Reading
- Literacy in a Busy Home
- That word is hard! What now?
- How to support active reading
- Reading with fluency...it can be hard!
- Incorporating writing to help with longer books
- Segmenting Words
- Sounding Words
- Onset and Rime
- Non-fiction strategies
- Making and Recording Sounds
- Recognizing Snap Words
- Rhyming Words
- Cross Checking
- The end! What now?
- Writing a Simple Sentence
- Talking About Books
- How to use a Reading Log
- 5 Finger Check