Research proves that reading aloud to a child improves listening comprehension skills, builds a capacity for critical thinking, increases vocabulary and context knowledge and sparks a positive association with reading.
Are you a teacher looking for a professional storyteller for your classroom?
BookPALS are available to read in schools in Florida, Los Angeles Unified School District and New York City Schools.
If you are interested in a BookPALS volunteer for your classroom, please submit the form and the Local Literacy Program Manager will contact you.
How BookPALS Works:
Literacy Program Manager
- Develops relationship with school district and establishes a partnership
- Communicates with point of contact at school to confirm classroom(s) for volunteer(s)
- Connects BookPALS volunteer with point of contact via email
- Assists with trouble-shooting and scheduling issues
- Principal agrees for school to participate in BookPALS program and assigns point of contact
- Point of contact/teacher coordinates weekly schedule with BookPALS volunteers
- Teacher completes program survey at close of each semester
- Coordinates weekly schedule with school point of contact
- Reads 30 minutes/per week/per class /per semester
- Logs hours every week
- Communicates any changes in schedule or availability
- Completes program survey at close of each semester