Read Aloud West Virginia

Read Aloud will be conducting 4 virtual orientations throughout the months of October and November.  The dates, times and website information are listed below.  Please distribute this information to your families and community members/partners as a way to build your school's Volunteer Roster. 

Read Aloud asks that all new volunteers attend one of our orientations so they will be well prepared to enter classrooms and participate in meaningful read aloud sessions. Our orientation has been designed to provide readers with an overview of the Read Aloud West Virginia program.  Each 60-minute session addresses the why, what, and how of a classroom read-aloud session.  Among the topics covered are:  Research based educational benefits of reading aloud, classroom (and/or other public settings) guidelines and expectations, choosing books that are age-appropriate for various ages, techniques to engage students in the read-aloud experience, and finally, procedures for being placed in a particular classroom or setting.  

If someone is not sure they want to participate in the program, an orientation will answer any questions they have and give them the confidence to make their decision.  

At the end of the orientation, volunteers should be able to sign-up for classrooms that are in need of readers.  If we have received your school's Teacher Sign Up sheet, volunteers will have a chance to sign -up for specific classrooms that are in need of readers.  If we have not received your Teacher Sign-Up, volunteers will be able to tell us their preferred school and we can pass those names along to the school coordinator.  

Volunteers need only to attend 1 orientation. The orientation dates are listed below. 

Read Aloud Orientation Dates and Information

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