Preparing for the Saturday Reading Clubs
First-time volunteers will receive
training in the morning at 9:00 a.m.
on how to read to and interact with the kids, and all volunteers
should have ample time to review the books and discuss reading
strategies with their fellow volunteers before the clubs begin
at 10 a.m.
Click here to view
frequently asked questions about the reading clubs.
Please feel free to review the following checklist
to help you make the most out of your reading club experience.
Check the status of your
RSVP. Grade levels are posted on the day before the
Review the monthly book
Browse the Reading
Tips section of the website for information on how to manage
the 90-minute reading club session, what to expect from children
of a specific grade level, what to discuss with the kids during
the read-aloud session, etc.
Click here for
general craft ideas to supplement the reading.
Volunteers sometimes gather supplemental
craft materials such as extra construction paper, paper
plates for masks, paper bags for puppets, etc.
Print driving directions
to your school.
Arrange carpools with friends, co-workers, or fellow
Get a good night's sleep and bring a smile (and lots
of energy) to the reading club!
Books and craft supplies will be
supplied, and volunteers will be given
time to discuss reading strategies.