Let's Read

  • Detroit Public Schools Community District believes that it is critically important to build a culture of literacy within the school system and throughout the city. To accomplish this, we will need the support of district and school faculty and staff, business partners, foundations, families, and community members. 

    5 Steps to becoming a Let’s Read Volunteer

    Step 1

    Volunteer Here 

    Step 2

    You will be contacted by a member of the Office of Family and Community Engaement team to complete volunteer background check form to submit with a readable copy of your Michigan State Driver’s License or State ID.

    Step 3

    The background check will be reviewed to determine eligibility, and you will be notified to schedule an appointment to obtain a Volunteer ID Badge.

    Step 4

    Refer to the DPSCD Let's Read Page for the location of a Let’s Read volunteer learning session.  This gathering will provide time for fellowship among other volunteers and build comfort with the materials that you will be using to work with students. 

    Step 5

    You will be connected with the Assistant Principal at your selected school to begin volunteering!

    What will I do as a Let's Read volunteer?

    Let’s Read volunteers will work with assigned students in kindergarten through third grade on the foundational skills of literacy.  Each child and volunteer will be provided with a workbook that matches the student’s needs as identified through the i-Ready diagnostic assessment.  The volunteer will work with an assigned student(s) to complete pages in a workbook that reinforce skills that child needs to grow in the foundations of literacy.

    i-Ready Phonics Overall Placement


    Emerging K

    Emerging Kindergarten Workbook


    Kindergarten Workbook

    Grade 1

    First Grade Workbook

    Grade 2

    Second Grade Workbook

    Let’s Read volunteers will also help students develop a love for reading by reading books selected by the student for pleasure reading.  When volunteers support students with independent reading, the teacher will assist the child with selecting a book to read.  The volunteer will read with the child and record their reading in the child’s planner.

    Thank you for your support in creating a culture of literacy within our schools and our city!

Upcoming Meeting

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  • Tuesday, January 28, 9:00-11:00AM & 1:00-3:00 PM

    Let's Read Information & Volunteer Sign-up Session
    PD Center, Northwestern High School Building A, 2200 W. Grand Blvd. Detroit, MI 48208 Parking and Entry on Lawton Street


    Saturday, February 1, 2020, 12:00-2:00PM

    Let's Read - Community Celebration of Helping Our Children Read!
    Historic King Solomon Baptist Church
    6102 14th St, Detroit, MI 48208. 
    RSVP Today - 313.873.7490

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