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Read a Book, Earn a Book is a student-centered tutoring program offering one-on-one literacy support for students in the Charlotte area. Each child chooses a book from a set of pre-selected titles. That book is then read cover to cover with tutor support and “earned” upon completion.  It is a simple and successful program. Students love it!


Strategy

Read a Book, Earn a Book is offered October through April, and is structured around investing 30 minutes per week per student. We encourage volunteers to commit to 2 students per week, back to back (60 minutes per week total). If 1 student is absent, volunteers may invest the entire hour reading with the attending student.


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Read a Book, Earn a Book students average 5 TRC levels of reading proficiency improvement over a school year. How is this possible? We find that gains achieved during one-on-one reading sessions are carried back to the classroom, where the effects are then multiplied by our teachers.


InspirationRead a Book, Earn a Book promotes literacy by providing engaging reading material in a learning environment that is always safe and supportive. It is designed to build trust, promote confidence, encourage goal setting, and develop a lifelong love of reading.


At_HomeWe all want our kids to be great readers… Read a Book, Earn a Book makes it easy! Watch for us at school events, where we share our approach along with brand new books for you to share at home. We hope you enjoy helping your child “earn” their book.