Reading Buddies commit to reading 30 minutes a week for the duration of the school year.
A readSBISD initiatie 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, we 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 make a commitment to read with their student for 30 minutes each week for the duration of a school year. Training and resources are provided by SBISD.
Sign-Up to Read!
January 1, 2021 Update:
Due to LearnSBISD Safety & Security restrictions, SBISD is not currently accepting applications to become a Reading Buddy at this time.
If you are interested in becoming a Reading Buddy once we can safely resume program operations, please let us know so we can contact you!
713-251-2460 or email@example.com
What's it like being a Reading Buddy?
- How to do a "Book Walk"
- That word is hard! What now?
- How to support active reading
- The end! What now?
- Reading with fluency...it can be hard!
- Incorporating writing to help with longer books
- Non-fiction strategies
- Making and Recording Sounds
- Recognizing Snap Words
- Rhyming Words
- Writing a Simple Sentence
- Segmenting Words
- Sounding Words
- Onset and Rime
- Talking About Books
- Refueling Reading
- How to Read a Series
- How to use a Reading Log
- Literacy in a Busy Home
- Cross Checking
- Book Orienting
- Book Baggies
- 5 Finger Check
- What is a Sneak Peek?
- Using Legos to Build Oral Language
- Palabras comunes
- Palabras de una sílaba
- Dividir palabras en sílabas