ERIC Number: ED369053
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Rockin' Readers Coordinator Handbook.
Alachua County Schools, Gainesville, FL.
This coordinator's handbook describes the "Rockin' Readers" program, in which senior-citizen volunteers are matched with specifically targeted at-risk children (usually of kindergarten age or slightly older) in Alachua County, Florida, who tested below their peer group in language development and reading readiness skills. The handbook notes that each volunteer reads aloud to the same child weekly, sharing the love of stories and an awareness of reading with that child. After a brief description of the benefits of reading aloud to children, the handbook presents a program overview; steps for program set-up; lists of duties and responsibilities of volunteers, coordinators, and teachers; selection criteria for students; recruitment ideas; training guidelines; recognition; trouble shooting; and program evaluation. Contains 14 references and 10 notes. Sample forms, handouts, and drawings are attached. (RS)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
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