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, and is offered at no cost to participating schools.
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.
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.
Read 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.
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