Reading Buddies

The CIS Reading Buddies program is designed to help second grade students at Aberdeen Primary School and Southern Pines Primary School improve their reading skills. Through the use of trained volunteers, CIS Reading Buddies provides students an opportunity to reinforce the literacy skills they learn through the approved literacy curriculum.

To prepare volunteers for their Reading Buddies assignment, they will complete in-service training which provides them a “tool kit” of skills synchronized with existing curriculum to bring to the classroom.  In addition, volunteers will receive orientation to school expectations and Moore County Schools’ policies and procedures.

Volunteers will work with the second grade classroom teachers during the literacy or intervention blocks of instruction. Students will be divided by teachers into small groups to practice and develop mastery of the skills.  The classroom teacher will direct individual students or small student groups to work with their Reading Buddies volunteer.  The improvement of comprehension skills will be emphasized during the small group or individual activities.

Evaluation of the program will be on-going throughout the school year. Student and teacher assessments along with overall student achievement scores will be used as variables for the evaluation process.  Student achievement data will be provided by Moore County Schools.

If you are interested in volunteering to be a “Reading Buddy”, please call 910-295-1072 or email our

Volunteer Coordinator, Tracy Gibson at

Click here to print a volunteer application.