Reading 1:1 With Preschoolers
Building on the “It takes a village” approach, Camden, New Jersey’s Grade-Level Reading Campaign, Born to Read, has launched a volunteer-based one-on-one reading program for preschoolers as part of its multi-faceted early literacy initiative. Inspired by successful evidence-based volunteering and mentoring programs, Born to Read is recruiting and training volunteers from throughout the region to be one-on-one readers.
“The goal is to build a large volunteer-based literacy intervention to increase reading exposure, strengthen literacy foundations for... ...
Volunteer Tutors at the Library
This is a guest post by Susan H. Hildreth, director of the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services. It also appeared on the IMLS blog.
I’m delighted to join with our partners at the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading, during National Volunteer Week this week to cheer on the work of the thousands of volunteers who provide literacy tutoring across the county. The Campaign’s efforts are aimed at raising awareness of the importance of volunteerism that... ...
Launching Attendance Awareness Month 2014
Attendance Awareness Month doesn't arrive until September, but we joined Attendance Works and other organizations yesterday launching preparations with the release of a revised Count Us In! toolkit and a new website exclusively for materials and information. Last year, we had more than 1,500 people sign up for our regular updates and more than 250 schools and communities post activities on our Attendance Action Map. We're hoping to expand on that success and bring more communities into our movement.
Once again, we've got more... ...
Tutors: Extra Hands & Hearts
A retired Washington, D.C. teacher, working one on one with a struggling reader, has doubled that child’s reading scores. A Massachusetts couple has donated 800 hours of volunteer support to a first grade class at the local elementary school over four years. An Arizona businessman, finishing his first year as a volunteer tutor, says: “This is the best thing I’ve ever done.”
As the GLR Campaign works to improve reading proficiency among children from low-income families,... ...
Language Nutrition for All
This is a guest post from Arianne Weldon, Director of Get Georgia Reading—Campaign for Grade-Level Reading. It originally appeared on the Georgia Family Connection Partnership blog.
Are you talking with your baby?
Just as children require warmth, food, and protection, they also require "language nutrition” to meet their developmental potential. Language-rich adult-child interactions are as critical to a baby’s and young child's brain development as healthy food is to physical growth. And a solid foundation of language nutrition can... ...