"A book is like a garden carried in the pocket."
Chinese Proverb
reading buddies
back to other resources

Reading Buddies program cover Reading Buddies provides all materials necessary to set up a reading program for teenage volunteers to read one-on-one with primary school students. It includes concrete tips, techniques and ideas to help schools implement a tutoring program, including how to select, train and support high school volunteers.

The resource includes

  • a Guide for running the program
  • a Volunteer Reading Training Manual
  • Reproducible handouts

how can I get a copy?

Print copies out of stock. To download a copy of the Reading Buddies resource, please enter the following information.

You will only be asked to provide this information the first time you download materials from our site if you leave the "Remember me next time" option checked below. Be assured that we do not sell, rent or share the information that you supply. We ask for this information in order that we can understand the demographics of who typically uses our resources. Please view our Privacy Policy for more information.

Name *
School Board / District or Organization Name *
School Board / District or Organization Address *
City * Province / State *
Postal / Zip Code * Country *
Email Address *
Confirm your Email Address *
Please contact me regarding the following:
Reviewing and providing feedback on our resources or on potential program ideas (honorarium provided)
Writing educational resources (contracted consultant)
Pilot testing new programs in your class, school or organization (honorarium provided)
Receiving notification when a new program becomes available for distribution
Receiving notification of resources or events related to the content of the material you have downloaded
* = required fields
Remember me next time (your browser must be able to accept cookies).

You can view a sample of this resource (below) in order to determine whether you would like to download the full resource. There is no information required to do so.

Reading Buddies resource
readingbuddies_sample_en.pdf (PDF, 1.82MB)

Reading Buddies additional material
readingbuddies_adtl_sample_en.pdf (PDF, 108KB)

Keen Readers - Lead your kids to Read

Thank you to our sponsor

Frontier College Frontier College logo

Frontier College is a Canada-wide, volunteer based, literacy organization. They teach people to read and write and nurture an environment favourable to lifelong learning. Since 1899, they have been reaching out to people wherever they are and responding to their particular learning needs. They believe in literacy as a right and work to achieve literacy for all.

Documents on this site are in PDF format. If you do not have Adobe Acrobat Reader, you can download it for free:

Get Acrobat Reader

back to other resources back to top
© 2019 Classroom Connections. View our Privacy Policy.