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Each year, Reading Seed provides coaches with a fun and interactive Reading Seed Game Board to help motivate students and celebrate their reading successes throughout the school year.
Coaches help their students track the time they spend reading during coaching and at home. Students earn a prizes throughout the game and a special Reading Star medallion for finishing 20 hours of reading by the end of the school year!!
Many thanks to this year’s generous Reading Seed Game Board underwriter, Pima Federal Credit Union, and our wonderful prize sponsors – Bookmans, Chick-fil-A, Peter Piper Pizza, Ajo Bikes, eegee’s, and Pima Community College!!!
We offer free monthly professional development workshops for our Reading Coaches to increase volunteer skills and improve program quality. We provide time for idea sharing with other Reading Seed coaches, as well as an educational presentation on topics related to literacy and working with children.
Reservations are required, as we have limited space available at these trainings. Follow this link for a list of workshops and to register!
Reading Seed has added some wonderful games and activities to our Lending Library for coaches to use with their students! There are games to help students build their reading skills in each of the five key areas that are critical for reading instruction: phonological awareness, sounds-symbol relationships/alphabetic knowledge (phonics), fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension.
Each game packets comes complete with all the materials you need to implement the activity during your coaching session and can be delivered to most schools like other Lending Library resources!!
Reading Seed’s Lending Library: With over 18,000 books available to Reading Seed 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 Reading Seed Lending Library’s Online Catalog. For more information about the Lending Library, please view the Lending Library FAQ.
Reading Seed’s Free Book Area: Reading Seed also has a collection of gently used free books available for Reading Coaches. We encourage coaches to give each student one new book from the Free Book Area every week to help encourage independent reading. By the end of the school year, your student will have their own private library that they can feel proud to share with others. Click here for frequently asked questions about our Free Book Area.
We know our Reading Coaches are always looking for new great books to share with their students, and we are happy to provide featured book reviews of staff favorites, as well as titles recommended by fellow Reading Coaches. Check back often, as new titles will be added regularly!
Confused by the difference between a morpheme and a phoneme? Want to know what on earth “decoding” means? Find out what these and other words mean in this glossary of commonly used terms related to reading, literacy, and reading instruction.
Reading Seed staff are constantly on the lookout for new resources and research that might be helpful to our Reading Coaches. Be sure to check out our list of other great literacy websites, blogs, and education organizations on our Literacy Links page. If you discover a great website or blog that you think should be included on the list, please contact Reading Seed’s Program Director.
Experience is the best teacher. That is why Reading Coaches provide the best advice for other coaches. We have created a section that will allow you to get to know other coaches, learn from their experiences, and share your own!