Book Talk Partners Project: Volunteers Needed

In Announcements, by , on November 11th, 2013

Recently, I have asked employees to volunteer for the “Book Talk Partners Project,” and the response has been wonderful, but I still need 15 more partners for this assignment in CRL 101, “Critical Literacy.”

The goal of this activity is to encourage students to develop a positive attitude toward reading. What’s involved? Just 15-20 minutes, at a mutually convenient time, and a desire to encourage a student to enjoy reading by listening to his or her discussion of a book. You only need to be an interested listener; you do not need to have read the book. If you like to read, you’re invited to tell the student about a book that you have read.

The classes will be reading “A long way gone by Ishmael Beah, Warriors Don’t Cry” by Melba Patillo Beals; “First They Killed My Father” by Luong Ung; “Dear Zari” by Zarghuna Kargar; “Letters from the End of the World” by Toyfumi Ogura; and “Possessing the Secret of Joy” by Alice Walker.

If you are interested and could be available at some point between Nov. 12 and 26, please reply as soon as possible with your name, office location and phone extension. I will share your name with a student, who will be asked to contact you by Nov. 12 to make an appointment.

Students will receive guidelines for the Book Talk Partners Project, and volunteers will receive a copy. Feel free to call me if you have any questions.

Thank you,
Martha Krupa
Ext. 8075