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ReadingPals Volunteer Resources

Welcome to our Volunteer Resources!

Working with Discouraged or Defeated Learners
This article helps us understand why our students act out and how they got to where they are now.

Alachua County Public Schools Calendar 2016/2017

How to Have a Read-Aloud
This video shows how one teacher reads aloud to a group of students. Her techniques and questions can easily be translated into one-on-one reading with a student.

Tools and Tips for Reading with Children

Sight Words/Fry Words
The Fry word list contains 1,000 most used words in writing and reading. As "sight words," or words that students recognize instantly, they help students build on reading fluency.

K-1st Grade Fry Words
2nd-3rd Grade Fry Words


Interesting Websites and Links

Lunch Lady and the Cyborg Substitute
TED talk with the author and other videos.

Rally to Raise Readers
This inspiring Scholastic video will explain the importance of reading.

Storyline Online
Videos featuring professional actors reading notable children's books and extending supplemental activities for each book co-developed by an early literacy specialist.


Contact the ReadingPals Team:

ReadingPals staff office hours are 9am-6pm, Monday - Friday. Grant funds do not cover the cost of cell phones. Therefore, we request all communication through our office lines or email and we will be sure to get back to you as soon as possible during our regular hours. We look forward to hearing from you!

ReadingPals Coordinator
Rahkiah Brown

Terwilliger Elementary

Lake Forest Elementary

Idylwild Elementary

Rawlings Elementary

Girls Place
Lisa Kopp
Christy Arrington

Northwest Boys & Girls Club
Cody Sheppard


Woodland Park Boys & Girls Club
Natasha Dure, Club Program Coordinator

SE Rotary Boys & Girls Club
Brian Boatright & Ms. Diane

Caring & Sharing Learning School
Keturah Acevedo & Mr. Peterson

Shell Elementary
Ms. Mitchell, 21st Century Coordinator