How does Aggies Read supplement classroom learning?
With only a few hours every other week in the classroom, Aggies Read can’t solve illiteracy. We’re there to give local children more confidence in their reading abilities. You might think the time we spend in classrooms is the most important, but it’s really about all the hours we aren’t in schools. We try to get kids fired up about reading so they can read independently.
What does a week look like for Aggies Read?
We’re currently working with three elementary schools and one high school. During our visits, we bring short stories so we can read the entire text and discuss the story with the kids afterward, which helps with reading comprehension.
Does everyone in Aggies Read want to be a teacher?
Not at all. Most of our members don’t plan on entering careers in education. We just love volunteering with the community and instilling a lifelong love of reading in children.
What’s your favorite part?
On school visits, I rotate among three groups of kids. When we arrive, they say, “Mr. Ethan’s here!” and get excited to read in the hallway with me. That has been my highlight.
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