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, 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!
We are currently recruiting Reading Buddies for Buffalo Creek and Spring Shadows Elementary schools. If you are interested in becoming a Reading Buddy, please email Abby Walker at email@example.com.
713-251-2460 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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