Reading Seed Coach Resources

Reading Seed Fall Semester Calendar  - A calendar of important events we want you to know about. Click the link to view or print. Please note, if you intend to take part in any professional development trainings listed in the calendar you must register in order to attend. See “Professional Development” tab for more information.

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 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.

Reading Seed Game Board
Each year, we provide 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!

Coaching Dos and Don’ts
What should and shouldn’t be happening throughout the school year as you meet with your students.

Daily Coaching Logs

After conversations with District Administrators and Principals, we have been asked to track activities done with students during coaching sessions. We are asking all Reading Seed Coaches to fill out the Daily Coaching Log after each session and submit that information to us once a month. Once the information is submitted online to us, you are free to keep the logs in a secure location until you hand it to the teacher at the end of the semester. If you are not comfortable submitting the information online, please mail the forms to us and we will send those to the teacher once we gather the information.

Daily Coaching Log Instructions

Sample Daily Coaching Log (Filled Out)

Daily Coaching Log – Blank (Includes first coaching session questions) Click the link to view and print a blank coaching log for your first sessions with your students.

Coming Soon – **Click Here to submit your Daily Coaching Logs**

 

Other Resources

Professional Development Workshops for Coaches

We offer free monthly professional development workshops for our coaches to increase volunteer skills and improve program quality. We provide time for idea sharing with other 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. Click for a list of workshops and to register.

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.