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
Where: Jimboomba State School Staffroom
There are 2 ways to register your interest in the program:
If you wish to become a Ready Reading volunteer, click on the link below.
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.
The information on the following page outlines the structure of the training.
If you have any questions please contact:
For any other queries, email firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Module 1 — Learning to read
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: