Dear Friends of Reading to Kids,
JULY 11TH READING CLUBS
Volunteers checking in for our Zoom reading clubs
on June 13th at Charles White Elementary
We are still recruiting teachers to be Zoom hosts for our July 11th virtual reading clubs during summer break.
As soon as we confirm enough teacher hosts, anyone who has volunteered with us at any past reading clubs will be able to
submit an RSVP on our home page for those reading
clubs. So, please keep checking www.readingtokids.org to see if you can submit an RSVP!
Our summer reading clubs are smaller, so mark your calendars for July 11th and August 8th.
Help us keep students reading throughout the summer!
HELP US FIND GRANTS!
Did you know Reading to Kids receives about half of our funding from corporation and foundation grants? For example, over the last five years alone
six of our volunteers helped us receive $140,000 in grants from their employers!
Please check to see if your employer offers grants that Reading to Kids can apply to, and let us know! You may help us buy thousands of books for kids!
HOW TO CREATE AND SHARE
YOUR OWN CHAPTER BOOK
Want to bring the joy of reading to the kids at our partner schools while everyone is staying safe at home? Then
create and share your own read-aloud videos that end with a craft!
We're especially looking for videos of 4th and 5th grade "chapter books". We'd like to keep reading alive with the older kids by intriguing them with longer books we have read to them. You may only read aloud the first 40 pages or so, just as we do at our reading clubs.
We'd like to add your videos that the kids at our partner schools can find on our website.
Click this link for all of our tips and which books to read aloud, including tips from Chris Martin when he created his Oh, the Places You'll Go! video! Click the image below to jump to their crafts portion.