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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