270 East State Street
Columbus, OH 43215
614.365.5000
Reading Buddy Program

  Welcome!

The Columbus City Schools Reading Support Initiative will provide support to struggling readers in first, second, and third grades. The goals of this program are two-fold: to increase student literacy and to increase business, community, and higher education partnerships with individual elementary schools.

The Reading Support Initiative is in response to our multi-varied approach to addressing the literacy needs of all students, so that they are reading at the third grade standard before they complete third grade. Program components include:

  • Train Volunteers to become Reading Buddies. 
  • Reading Buddies will work with students for one hour, once a week.
  • Reading Buddies will learn to use a three-part lesson:
    • Familiar reading & discussion
    • Poetry reading for fluency & comprehension
    • Sharing a take-home book

Our goal is to have Reading Buddies in all 73 elementary schools.  

If you want to become a Reading Buddy, please contact Krista Bower at 365-8869, or via email at [email protected].

 
 
Reading Initiative Documents and Links
Below are links to the Reading Buddy training session, and the documents presented during the training.
 
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