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Reading Corps

North Dakota Reading Corps (NDRC) is a state-wide initiative that combines the people power of AmeriCorps with the science of how children learn to read. The goal is to help every child become a successful reader by the end of 3rd grade. 

Are you interested in bringing Reading Corps to your school? Contact Lindsey Phillips!

Research shows that students not reading proficiently by grade three are four times more likely than proficient readers to drop out of high school. (Hernandez, 2011).

Tips for Parents

Some children love to read. But it can be difficult to motivate a child who doesn't love to read. It's important to remember that children who struggle with reading usually hate to read. 

Tips to motivate your reluctant reader:

  • Make time for reading

    • Finding time between school, band practice and sports can be a challenge. ​Schedule 20 minutes before bed time or encourage your child to read in the car on the way to football practice. 

  • Create a comfy reading nook

    • A quiet place with a comfortable and inviting place to sit​

  • Be sure the reading material isn't beyond your child's reading ability. If the book is too hard, your child will be discouraged. 

  • Encourage older children to read picture books to younger siblings. This will provide excellent practice and doesn't feel challenging. 



Great Reading Websites to explore:

How can you support your local Reading Corps Program?

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Don't forget to specify "Reading Corps" in the optional notes section on the paypal page.

Become a Reading Corps Tutor

Volunteer tutors:

  1. Work one on one with K-3rd grade students

  2. Serve 8-12 student in sessions of 20 minutes a day, 5 days a week. 

  3. Are trained in all interventions and coached throughout the year.

  4. May earn an educational award ($1527 or $2199) based on service hours.

  5. Tutors 55 or older, may gift the award to a child or grandchild​

  6. Are awarded a living stipend ($400 or $600) monthly

  7. Build professional skills and serve many new "little friends" who look up to you.

 Apply Today!

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