Read Houston Read school volunteers donate an hour of their time each week. They are trained to conduct one-on-one 25-minute sessions with two first-graders that will include reading a story, sharing a hands-on activity related to that story, and listening to the child read. Training will be provided, and you will be using a proven system, provided in partnership with the Children’s Museum of Houston, that will complement what the pupil is learning in class under HISD’s new Literacy By 3 movement.
You can share reading with a youngster without ever leaving your desk through Read Houston Read’s partnership with Innovations in Learning and their TutorMate program. All it takes is a telephone, Internet connection and 30 minutes of your time. First-graders and their tutors read stories and play activities that encourage fluency, comprehension, phonics, and spelling skills.