Reader’s Notebook in Action
Authors: Abby Martineau
Faculty Supervisor: Jessica Morris, Ed.D.
Community Partner: Boys & Girls Club of Southeast Georgia
Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs helps to describe my experience volunteering and working with student on Reader’s Notebooks at the Boys and Girls Club after school program. Using Maslow’s pyramid, you can identify needs of students and work with them to meet those needs so that they are ready to learn academics. Once you build rapport with the student and they realize their needs are being met, you can work on addressing other things like their reading skills. When you address those reading skills, you can work one-on-one with that student to help them improve by using certain instructional strategies.