ERIC Number: ED369052
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Rockin' Readers Handbook.
Alachua County Schools, Gainesville, FL.
Designed for use by volunteers in the program, this handbook describes the "Rockin' Readers" program, in which senior-citizen volunteers are matched with specifically targeted at-risk children in Alachua County, Florida, who tested below their peer group in language development and reading readiness skills. The handbook notes that each volunteer read aloud to the same child weekly, sharing the love of stories and an awareness of reading with that child. The handbook discusses the benefits of read aloud; the job description for a Rockin' Readers volunteer; working with students; intellectual, social, and emotional development of 4-, 5-, 6-, and 7-year-old children; getting started; "do's and dont's" of reading aloud; tips on selecting good books; and a list of 75 predictable books, wordless picture books, picture books with text, poetry, and concept books recommended for reading aloud to children. Contains 20 references and 11 notes. (RS)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee. Office of Business and Citizen Partnerships.
Authoring Institution: Alachua County Schools, Gainesville, FL.
Identifiers - Location: Florida