Reading Partners is an evidence-based program that recruits, trains, and supports community volunteers to provide individualized reading instruction to Kindergarten through 4th grade students.
|Traditional volunteers and Americorps or VISTA paraprofessionals, provided with significant oversight and coaching
|Reading Partners has developed a proprietary, structured, and standards-aligned curriculum to help students gain the skills needed to be independent and successful readers. Our curriculum consists of 150 lessons and provides targeted instruction and practice of foundational literacy skills students need to move towards grade-level reading proficiency. Each lesson is easy-to-follow and requires no preparation outside of the reading center.
|Partners with districts to embed tutoring within the school day, provides an integrated online platform to ensure tutors and students/families can connect for online tutoring lessons when in-person learning is not possible or efficient, and also offers an out-of-school time option.
|Reading Partners’ students are assessed at enrollment, placed at an appropriate starting place in the curriculum sequence, and an Individualized Reading Plan is developed to support that child. That IRP is modified between the middle and end of year, based on progress monitoring data, though Reading Partners can adjust the plan earlier if needed.