Read a Book, Earn a Book is a student-centered literacy program offering one-on-one support for second graders 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.

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Students supported by RBEB improve an average of 5 Text Reading Comprehension (TRC) levels over a school year. How is this possible? We see the gains achieved during one-on-one reading sessions carried back to the classroom, where the effects are then multiplied.

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We promote literacy by providing engaging reading material in a learning environment that is always safe and supportive. Our approach builds trust, boosts confidence, encourages goal setting, builds personal libraries, and promotes a love of reading.

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Read a Book, Earn a Book is offered in 6 month blocks structured around investing 30 minutes/week per student. We encourage each volunteer to commit to 2 students per week, back to back (60 minutes per week). Our dedicated volunteers and generous supporters enable us to provide programming at no charge to our schools.

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“We are so thankful for our partnership with Read a Book, Earn a Book! Twenty of our students are participating in the program this year, and each of them made remarkable progress on midyear reading assessments. Read a Book, Earn a Book has been instrumental with helping our students develops a love for books and reading.”

Lara Harris, Druid Hills Academy K-2 Literacy Specialist

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