Reading Corps combines the people power of AmeriCorps and the science of how children learn to read. Trained AmeriCorps members are placed in early learning centers and elementary schools statewide to serve as literacy tutors for children from age 3 to grade 3. Tutors work with children one-on-one and in small groups daily, providing literacy interventions that are tailored to each learner’s needs.
Explore the Tutoring Database for more information on Reading Corps.
|Program Focus||Early Literacy|
|Tutor||Consistent paraprofessional, provided with rigorous initial training and ongoing coaching|
|Instruction||In-person, 1:1, 20 minutes/5 times per week for ~16 weeks, strong phonics-based materials developed by Reading Corps|
|Learning Integration||Partners with districts to embed tutoring within the school day|
|Data Use||Data is at the core of the Reading Corps model. Tutors use research-based assessments to monitor students’ progress and then work with coaches to make sure they provide the right instruction to each child.|