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Scholastic R.E.A.L. is a new program devoted to giving school districts the tools needed to recruit, encourage and equip mentors to inspire students and build literacy skills.

R.E.A.L. mentors read aloud in selected classrooms for an hour each month. They read from some of the most engaging, grade appropriate books—fiction and nonfiction—that celebrate diversity and strong values.

The results are significant:

  • The motivation to read greatly increases among your students.
  • Ongoing, consistent community involvement enriches your school.
  • Relevant connections are made to the real world.
A SIMPLE MODEL
Recruit

Find volunteers who are willing to share their life experiences as they enjoy a book with students.
Read

Reading with a mentor motivates students to think more deeply.
Plus, students love being able to build their own home library by keeping the books.
Inspire

The mentoring hour is magical. Students are delighted by the visits and everyone is enriched–students, mentors and the community.

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO SET UP AND FACILITATE
A SUCCESSFUL MENTORING PROGRAM

  • Books reflect a balance of fiction, informational, and biographical titles.
  • Mentor Guides are easy to use and designed for non-educators.
  • Student Guides build further interest and invite deeper thinking with
    fun activities.
  • The Implementation Guide provides reproducible forms, letters, tips
    and more!

For more information call:
1-800-387-1437 x747

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