In a diverse city like Oakland, our students need opportunities to see themselves—and all of their classmates—in the books they read. To honor African-American History Month, we are hosting a citywide appreciation of Latinx writers and illustrators. From February 5-9, 2018, schools across Oakland will host volunteer read-alouds in classrooms, Family Literacy Nights, cross-grade buddy reading, and more.
Volunteer sign-up page coming soon—stay tuned!
In preparation, check out our tips for reading aloud to students. We’ll also soon have a recommended book list.
SIGN UP YOUR SCHOOL
We can help you host special guest readers from the community or send staff to document other celebrations you might choose to host (examples: assemblies, family engagement event, cross-grade buddy reading, after-school special activity).
CLICK HERE to sign up your school.
If you’d like some pointers, try our tips on hosting Read-In volunteers at your school.
SHARE THE LOVE
Schools and volunteers, we hope you’ll share your Read-In photos and stories on social media using #OaklandReads and #ReadingIsPower!
Questions about the Read-In? Please email Oakland School Volunteers Program Coordinator Lilly Smith (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Thank you to our Read-In partners: