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What is the Queensland Ready Reading Program (QRR)?

The Queensland Ready Reading (QRR) volunteer program is an initiative to train volunteers to support children’s reading in schools across Queensland. Ready Reading volunteers work with individual children, particularly in the early years, to listen to students read aloud and provide reading support. This one-to-one engagement will assist students to become confident and independent in their reading.

Jimboomba State School has linked in with Queensland Ready Reading, and are hosting a Ready Reading training morning for any interested parents, grandparents, carers and community members.

Date: Thursday 22nd August 2019 

Time: 9:00am – 1:00pm 

Where: Jimboomba State School Staffroom 


 There are 2 ways to register your interest in the program: 

  1. If you wish to become a Ready Reading volunteerclick on the link below. 

  1. If you DO NOT wish to be a volunteer but would like to learn more about how to support your child at home, register your interest by ringing the school office on 55488333 by Friday 15th August. 

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   The information on the following page outlines the structure of the training. 

   If you have any questions please contact: 

   Maree McLeod 

   Jimboomba State School 



  For any other queries, email 


Queensland Ready Reading 


 What training do volunteers receive before being placed in a school?  

Ready Reading training complements current approaches to literacy teaching and learning. Volunteers receive training to work one-to-one with individual students, listening to them read aloud and providing support.  

Training includes:  


Module 1 — Learning to read  

  • how and why reading is taught in particular ways  

  • essential components for learning to read: phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary, fluency and text comprehension  

  • building a bank of strategies to support reading and knowing when and how to use them  

  • sight words and high-frequency words and how they are used when learning to read.  


Module 2 — Supporting readers  

  • overview of the stages of reading and the behaviours typically displayed during these stages  

  • how to support readers before, during and after reading  

  • pause, prompt, praise strategy  

  • using prompts for reading such as sounding out, reading on, chunking, re-reading and using pictures and visual cues  

  • how to give effective feedback.  


Volunteers also receive training regarding the following:  


  • Rights and responsibilities  

  • Student protection  

  • Code of Conduct  

  • Workplace Health and Safety  

  • School induction