Reminder: Please ensure that your Reading Seed Program Coordinator is aware of any new students that you decide to coach. If you are coaching a student that was not assigned to you by Reading Seed, and you have not yet informed your Program Coordinator, please do so today.
Reading Seed Spring 2015 Calendar of Events – Click in the link to view all upcoming events with Reading Seed.
School District Calendars – Click the link to view district calendars for the 2014-2015 school year.
Reading Seed Coach Agreement – Click the link to view the Coach Agreement that you signed at the New Coach Training or the Refresher Training and Orientation. The information shows the list of guidelines Coaches have agreed to follow for this school year.
Coaching Session Information and Extras
Reading Seed Recommended – Skill Building Games and Activities Packet – Click the link to view 30 games and activities that can help you target specific skills during your Coaching sessions. This packet is not exhaustive and can be used as a base to give Coaches ideas of the types of activities they can do with their students. Any questions should be directed to Jessica Dennes at Jdennes@literacyconnects.org.
Reading Seed Journal – Writing Activities Handout – Click the link to view or print a copy of suggested activities to do before, during and after reading that will help you incorporate writing into your training sessions.
All About Me and All About Me Robot – Graphic Organizers – Click the links to view and print a graphic organizer that your students can fill out during the first coaching session to help you get to know them better.
Reading Seed Coach Profile – Click the link to view and print a copy of the profile form. Sometimes teachers do not have time to sit with Coaches to get to know them and understand their reason for volunteering. Fill out this form and give it to your teacher as a quick way to provide a deeper understanding of who you are without taking too much time.
Daily Coaching Logs
To help us demonstrate program impact, we are asking Reading Coaches to track volunteer hours and activities, and then submit that information to us once a month.
Once the information is submitted, you can either keep the forms to track student progress over the year or you can give it to your teacher. If you are not comfortable submitting the information online, you can simply mail the forms to us at 200 E. Yavapai, Tucson, AZ 85705.
Print out new, blank Daily Coaching Logs here: Daily Coaching Log with First Session Questions and Daily Coaching Log without First Session Questions
- Lending Library: With over 19,000 books available to Coaches, the Lending Library is a great place to look for books that match your students’ interests and reading abilities. Follow this link to access the Lending Library’s online catalog. For more information, please view the Lending Library FAQ.
- Free Book Area: We have a collection of gently used free books and we encourage coaches to give each student one new book every week to help encourage independent reading. By the end of the school year, your student will have their own private library they can feel proud to share with others.