Read Aloud Book Club
The Read Aloud Book Club is a great way for parents to fulfill their volunteer hours. All that is required is for parents to read to their child every night for 15 minutes!
Reading aloud helps in the building of attention span, develops vocabulary and improves reading and listening comprehension skills which all lead to increased academic success. By reading to your child regularly, your child stands a greater chance of developing a love of reading and becoming a lifelong reader. Most importantly, it creates a bond between the parent and the child. With so many working parents and single parent families, this is an excellent way for parents to spend quality time with their child. So take some time several times a week, turn off the TV, crack open a fascinating good read and begin the reading adventure.
Here's how the program works:
Read to your child each night for at least 15 minutes.
Refer to the Read Aloud Recommended Book Lists (links below) to select a book to read – parents may select other high quality literature as well as well as student textbooks, etc.
Record the book title, author, and minutes read on the Read Aloud recording form.
At the end of each month, return the form to your child's teacher.
New forms will be provided at the beginning of each month, or are available by clicking link below.
You will receive volunteer hours, up to 1 hour per week, 4 hours per month per child.
This program is highly recommended for students in Pre-K through 8th grade (note – this does not replace your child's independent reading log).
OPA Read Aloud Program Book list for grades PreK-2
OPA Read Aloud Program Book list for grades 3-5
OPA Read Aloud Program Book list for grades 6 and up
Read Aloud Recording Form
Read Aloud Tips