"I liked having the APIE tutors come to my class. I'm excited - because of them I got to learn something new. Everybody deserves the chance to learn something new. Because of them we're probably going to be the best readers in the world."
- - Mark, 6th grade student in Reading Classroom Coaching
6th Grade Classroom Coaches share a love of reading with students, increasing fluency and comprehension for increased learning outcomes. Reading is key to success in all other subjects. A student who struggles with reading in 6th grade is likely to have difficulties in Science, History, Math and other subjects. Help build stronger readers by volunteering as a Classroom Coach.
As a Reading Classroom Coach, you will...
Provide consistent, positive support as a mentor/tutor for 2-3 middle school students in reading
Apply interactive learning tools to engage students in building critical reading skills
Support teachers by providing differentiated, individualized instruction
Model cooperative behavior to strengthen individual and group skills
Motivate students by bringing your energy and enjoyment of reading, making the concepts in stories more relevant
Show students you care about them and their academic success
Celebrate student success
Experience the reward of knowing you helped another person
How it Works:
The Middle School Reading Classroom Coaching program is offered to sixth grade students. Each week, a team of volunteers spends 45 minutes in their assigned classroom, working in small groups to build reading skills.
This program has received grant funding to add classes in 7th grade at Webb Middle School in 2011-2012 and expand the Reading Stars books on tape program.
A curriculum workbook with exercises for group reading, conversations about stories, plays, poems and other texts
Initial and ongoing training
- Weekly support from a dedicated coordinator
- Guidance from teachers and coordinators on applying the tool
- Interaction and shared learnings with other volunteers
Download a program flie for Middle School Reading Classroom Coaching.
View which schools participate in Middle School Reading Classroom Coaching.
Volunteer and see how much fun learning can be:
Questions: Please contact 512.637.0900 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Read about our Elementary School Reading Program
- Learn more about our Classroom Coaching Model
Read about our program Successes.