Minnesota Reading Corps
Minnesota Reading Corps (MRC) is a program that provides schools with additional interventions and support for struggling readers. The goal of Minnesota Reading Corps is to help all children in Minnesota become proficient readers by the end of 3rd grade.
MRC tutors work one-on-one with students in kindergarten through third grade who need extra support learning to read. Tutors work with the same students in 20-minute sessions every day during school hours, using a variety of scripted Minnesota Reading Corps strategies, called interventions.
With younger students, tutors help build early literacy skills, such as letter sounds and names, and word blending. For older students, tutors select reading passages and follow intervention scripts to practice fluency skills. Tutors are trained by Minnesota Reading Corps staff and are supported throughout the year by an on-site internal coach as well as MRC program staff.
Minnesota Reading Corps tutors serve in over 900 preschool sites and elementary schools across Minnesota. MRC is a program funded by ServeMinesota and AmeriCorps. In addition to their time spent tutoring students, MRC tutors also complete volunteer hours in the school and community.
Information provided by Minnesota Reading Corps.