• RAH RAH Reading (Read At Home) - monthly reading incentive

    Dear Parent/Guardian,

    The PA state standards require each child to participate in a wide range of reading.  In order to meet this requirement, the Central Dauphin School District is implementing the RAH RAH (Read At Home) plan to encourage and support home reading.  Numerous research studies have shown that students who read more are better readers.

    Students will be challenged to reach weekly goals for home reading based on their grade level.  Please note that the goals are the minimum per grade, but students are always encouraged to read beyond the recommendations.


    Grade Goals:

    Kindergarten - 1st Grade  -   75 minutes a week

    2nd - 3rd Grade  -    100 minutes a week

    4th - 5th Grade  -     125 minutes a week


    Home reading looks like, but is not limited to:

    • Parent reads to child
    • Child reads to parent
    • Family reads together
    • Child reads independently
    • Child reads with siblings, friends, caregivers, etc.


    Reading materials can include but are not limited to: books, magazines, reading anthology/Leveled Readers, library books, e readers, anything sent home by the teacher, etc.

    As the parent, your role is to ensure that the children are completing their RAH RAH calendar. 

    Your child's teacher will be supporting you in encouraging students to reach their reading goal.


    Consult with your child's teacher or with a reading specialist at your school if you have any questions or concerns.


    Thank you,

    Central Dauphin Elementary Reading Specialists

Last Modified on August 30, 2023