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Be a RIF Reader

RIF Readers are individuals that volunteer to read with children, either as a guest reader for a group or in one-on-one reading sessions. Serving as a RIF Reader is just one of the ways you can help support RIF’s mission and impact literacy in your local community. We can’t understate the important role a caring adult has in a child’s life, modeling good reading behavior to motivate and inspire children to read on their own. RIF has created several toolkits to make it easy for you to volunteer in a classroom or community organization. Simply select a toolkit by theme or grade range to help guide your volunteer efforts. Each toolkit identifies a popular read aloud title supported by related discussion questions as well as fun and engaging activities to extend the learning beyond the book.

Need help connecting with a school or community group to take action as a RIF Reader? Contact LiteracyNetwork@RIF.org to see if there are local RIF sites in your area.

Animals

Pierre the Penguin (K-1)
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Memoirs of a Hamster (PreK-2)
pdf 637 KB

Friendship

Boy + Bot (K-2)
pdf 356 KB
Enemy Pie (PreK-7)
pdf 107 KB

People

Rosie Revere, Engineer (K-2)
pdf 803 KB
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind (K-7)
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Additional Read Aloud Resources

RIF has developed a comprehensive guide with tips to support you with any read-aloud activities across all ages. Check out our guide and supplemental videos for even more ideas.