Madison, WI: Read Up Leader – Madison Metropolitan School District

Contact Name: Jane Kelly

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Institution/Organization Name: Madison Metropolitan School District

Job Location: Madison, WI

Job Title: Summer School – Read Up Leader

Application Deadline : Summer School – Read Up Leader

Years of Experience Required: 2 Years working with children

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Job Description:  Read Up promotes literacy through infusing literacy-based activities and resources into afternoon MSCR SREC programming at Read Up sites, encouraging the use of public libraries, and providing books to students for students in kindergarten through 5th grade. During the summer of 2016, Read Up was located at four elementary schools and will be expanding to six schools in 2017. The six sites are: Chavez, Lincoln, Stephens, Hawthorne, Lapham, and Mendota.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

With guidance from the Read Up Program Planner and Liaison, create literacy-based lessons and activities for K-5th grade students.

Hold a session in every K-5 classroom once per week for a direct Read Up interaction with students. This will mean that you are in 2-3 sessions per day with different groups.

Collaborate with MSCR staff to coordinate weekly book giveaways.

Track reading hours and literacy activities for data purposes.

Coordinate with the Madison Public Library and MSCR staff to arrange for YS librarians to visit Read Up sites.

Work cooperatively with AmeriCorps Members.

Hold regular meetings with the Read Up Program Planner and Liaison.

Work with AmeriCorps members to communicate Read Up program’s purpose and structure to MSCR program staff, including tracking, how to conduct a read aloud, etc.

Other duties as assigned.


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