I have been with the Read-Aloud Program for about 10 years and enjoy it immensely! It’s always fun to share reading with the children and to see their interest awaken in new books.
When I retired from teaching in the
I am a retired Financial Aid Counselor from Cal State East Bay who is also a parent and grandparent.
I enjoy sharing my enthusiasm for reading with the students I interact with and always look forward to my weekly participation
Florence begins every Wednesday reading one-on-one to four different children. Her students range from ages four to eight years old. She immigrated from Italy and grew up in North Beach speaking Italian.
Sometimes her former students stop in at the
The best part of the Read Aloud Volunteer Program for me is the special time it creates for the reader and listener to share together, enjoying books and reading, awakening imaginations, and exploring literature.
Marilyn Nye, the program’s creator, recruited me, saying: “It’s a great chance to do good work in the world after you retire.” She was right, but she didn’t tell me how much fun it would be.
I enjoy the students.
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Read-Aloud really exemplifies the old proverb “It takes a village to raise a child.” It engages the entire community: child,
SMART (Start Making A Reader Today), the Oregon statewide early literacy nonprofit organization, was named the recipient of the 2014More Successes
Read-Aloud is entering it’s last month of the 2015-16 program. Check our calendar to see when your school stops and
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2015 marks Read-Aloud’s 20th Anniversary; we started at Downer Elementary in 1995!
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As part of the National Volunteer Week, The Campaign for Grade Level Reading recognized the Read-Aloud Volunteer Program on their
Some highlights from the report:
For 6 to 11 year-olds, being read aloud to regularly and having restricted online timeMore Updates