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Reading Buddies

4:00 PM – 6:00 PM


Grades K-6.

Volunteers help students practice reading out loud. Reading Buddies share library eBooks on-screen. The book selection changes every two weeks.  

Reading Buddies focus on:

  • Pronunciation and pacing as students read
  • Reading and conversation for English language learners
  • Reading comprehension

Reading Buddies work with one or two students at a time. Students are paired by reading level.  Each student can expect 30 minutes with a Reading Buddy. Students may continue longer if no other students are waiting for a turn.

Study Zone Plus reading levels are: 

Pre-Level 1: Readers recognize letter sounds and are beginning to sound out words. They may need the reading buddy to read to word for the student to repeat back. Books contain easy words, simple sentences and lots of pictures.

Level 1: Readers recognize letter sounds and can sound out shorter words. They may read slowly and sound out most words. Books contain easy words, simple sentences and lots of pictures. Different Level 1 books are available for grades K-2 and for grades 3-6.

Level 2: Readers can sound out most words with little help. Books contain more text and more complex sentences, but still plenty of pictures.

Level 3: Readers are fluent readers and sound out complex words with little help. They are reading books with more dense text, complex sentences and fewer pictures.

Schedule and Connection Information
You do not need to register. Students may drop in any time during Study Zone hours. call Ask KCLS, 425.462.9600 or 800.462.9600
From the Study Zone Plus web page click on the "Connect to Study Zone Plus" box and then click the "Join Zoom Meeting" link. Request ‘Reading Buddies' and your Study Zone Plus reading level. 

Study Zone Plus

Study Zone Plus provides academic support programs in Zoom format. Additional services include volunteer tutors, Math Club, ESL/ELL conversation practice, social activities.

Visit the Study Zone Plus webpage for the Terms of Use Agreement and steps KCLS is taking to maintain a safe and positive online space.

Reasonable accommodation for people with disabilities is available by request. Email at least seven days before the event. Automated closed captioning is always available for online events.

Reading Buddies
Suitable for:
Tweens (Ages 9 to 12)
Kids (Ages 6 to 8)
Citizenship and English Language Learning
Tutoring and Education

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