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.
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.
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.
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.
“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
TO PROMOTE LITERACY