Early Literacy Instruction and Assessment
Provide intentional, meaningful and fun literacy instruction during all parts of the day to improve early literacy skills, specifically focusing on skills that give children the opportunity to talk, read, write, and play.
Implement elements of the Literacy and Math Rich Schedule, including greeting children at arrival, helping children write their name at sign-in, having “Strive for 5” mealtime conversations, writing a daily message, journaling, enhancing literacy during choice time, and leading literacy-rich transitions.
Provide targeted early literacy support to a minimum of 5-7 children daily in a one-on-one and/or small group setting using scripted early literacy interventions; achieve a high degree of fidelity to the scripted interventions.
Assess, with high level of accuracy, child outcomes and progress using tri-annual benchmark assessments and ongoing progress monitoring assessments.
Identify students who qualify for targeted one-on-one and/or small group Reading Corps tutoring services based on assessment data with direction from the Internal Coach and Master Coach.
Enhance the classroom literacy environment, as described in the Early Literacy and Language Classroom Observation (ELLCO), to support the classroom in achieving a “Basic” or better score on the ELLCO by spring.
Record student and program data completely and accurately in an online database on a weekly basis; maintain confidentiality of all student data.
Participate in on-site coaching sessions (includes observation of tutor) two times per month to review student progress, plan, problem-solve, and set goals; act on constructive feedback from coaching sessions.
Provide opportunities for family literacy involvement for Reading Corps children, including implementing the Reading Corps family engagement literacy intervention – “Talk, Read and Write with Me!”
Communicate and interact with students in an age and developmentally appropriate way.
Communicate regularly and effectively with Internal Coach, Master Coach, Reading Corps staff, classroom teacher(s), and site personnel.
Demonstrate regular, timely attendance and adherence to hours as scheduled.
Commit to service for the full service term(s), serving the total commitment of hours within the term(s).
Attend all required Reading Corps sponsored training sessions, meetings, and coaching sessions, including Member Meet Ups (when applicable); travel as necessary.
Perform assignments and/or duties as assigned by Internal Coach, Master Coach, or Program Manager, excluding activities that would displace a staff member.
Represent Reading Corps at site-sponsored activities (e.g., family night) and provide education about Reading Corps and general literacy awareness.
Actively participate in service projects and commemorating days such as Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (as applicable). These may include evening and/or weekend hours.
Be an ambassador of the program by submitting Great Stories and participating in outreach activities.