Coach Resources

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

First Coaching Session Suggestions and the Top 10 Tips for your First Session – Click the links to view advice from returning Coaches and suggestions to help you prepare for your first session!

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.

Daily Coaching Log Instructions and Sample Daily Coaching Log (Filled Out)

Print out new, blank Daily Coaching Logs here: Daily Coaching Log with First Session Questions and Daily Coaching Log without First Session Questions

 **Click Here to submit your Daily Coaching Logs**

Other Resources

Professional Development Workshops for Coaches

Get books!

  • 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.