Fun Stories, Free Books & Special Guests!

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Today at Let’s Read – West LA, we were joined by some special guest tutors! A group of volunteer students from USC, as part of their Friends & Neighbors Service Days program, took a bus from their campus all the way to Let’s Read.

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It was a surprise to our kids to have so many tutors, but they enjoyed reading with their new partners.

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After individual reading, it was time to write stories of our own! Everyone got a worksheet with a drawing or photograph on it, then they used their imaginations to come up with a story about that picture. The kids wrote about Mario and Yoshi, elephants sitting on benches, monkeys painting with fruit, hungry dinosaurs in the zoo… There were so many creative stories!

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We had one more surprise for the end of the day. Thanks to a generous donation from our partners at Reading Is Fundamental, every one of our kids received a book to take home. RIF wants to make sure that kids have a library of their own at home, so that they can read whenever they want. Today, each of our kids was able to add to their personal book collection!

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So we had a day full of exciting surprises and fun activities. Thank you to our USC student volunteers! And thank you to Reading Is Fundamental; the kids couldn’t wait to get home and read their new books!

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