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HISD Literacy by 3

HISD’s approach to literacy is more than just a program or initiative—it’s a movement to turn around and end the literacy crisis in Houston. It starts by building a strong foundation in reading, writing, and speaking during the elementary years—ensuring every child is reading at or above grade level by the end of third grade. Programs include Literacy by 3, Literacy in the Middle, Read Houston Read

Read Houston Read

 As a Read Houston Read volunteer, you can help a 1st grade child develop a love for reading by sharing a book with them. It only takes an hour of your time each week to instill a lifelong love of reading in a student. Connect with your student virtually this year to keep them engaged in reading, even at home.

For more information: https://www.houstonisd.org/readhoustonread

To register as an HISD volunteer:

https://www.houstonisd.org/vipslogin

http://houstonisd.org/voluntarios

 Please Note: If you are planning to volunteer in Read Houston Read, Real Men Read or Reading Roundup, please be sure to choose the program on your application under “Organizations”

Real Men Read

Houston Real Men Read is a mentoring program in which gentlemen who are business and community members from across the greater Houston area volunteer one hour of their time once a month to read to students in third grade in HISD schools. 

For more information: https://www.houstonisd.org/realmenread

To register as an HISD volunteer:

https://www.houstonisd.org/vipslogin

http://houstonisd.org/voluntarios

Please Note: If you are planning to volunteer in Read Houston Read, Real Men Read or Reading Roundup, please be sure to choose the program on your application under “Organizations”

 Reading Round Up

Through generous support from the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™, we saddled up with Region 4 Education Service Center to kick off a new volunteer-driven reading program, called Reading Roundup. Reading Roundup aims to inspire young minds and improve their literacy skills through read aloud using books and lesson guides selected and designed specifically for the program.

Reading Roundup Mentors will make a meaningful difference in the life of a classroom of children by reading aloud and engaging kids in the stories they share.

Reading aloud has many benefits, such as:

  • motivates children to read on their own
  • expands vocabulary
  • promotes critical thinking
  • provides a model for fluent, expressive reading
  • fosters a sense of community in the classroom

https://www.bushhoustonliteracy.org/readingroundup