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Reading Buddies/Lectores Y Amiguitos

reading-buddies.jpgHarvard Graduate School of Education and Cambridge School Volunteers, Inc. run the Reading Buddies (English language) and Lectores y Amiguitos (Spanish language) programs for second graders at the Amigos School. Once a week, both programs pair volunteers with students in a one-on-one setting. The student is placed with the same volunteer for the duration of the year (one in English, one in Spanish).

Volunteers read aloud and share conversation with 2nd graders for 35 minutes. At a mid year party and end of year celebration, students receive books to take home as presents. Both programs are designed to foster a love of reading in Spanish and English and to give second graders the opportunity to practice their Spanish oral language and listening skills.