Helpful Resources from Everybody Wins DC

Every student is unique and develops at an individual pace. The resources below were created to help Reading Mentors:

  • better understand the stages of child development and your student’s needs and behavior
  • be realistic in expectations of your student and your relationship
  • be better prepared in deciding how to approach your mentoring relationship
  • think about what kinds of books or discussions might interest your student

Understanding First Graders’ Development

Understanding Second Graders’ Development

Understanding Third Graders’ Development

Understanding Fourth Graders’ Development

Understanding Fifth Graders’ Development

Monthly Activities for Reading Mentors and Students

February Activities: Fabulous February

March Activities: Celebrate Reading Month

April Activities: National Poetry Month

Helpful Books

The Mentor’s Field Guide: Answers You Need to Help Kids Succeed by Gail Manza and Susan K. Patrick (Search Institute Press, 2012)

The Read-Aloud Handbook by Jim Trelease (Penguin Books, 7th edition, 2013)