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Read to Me Resources
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|Early Literacy Support Materials||Brochures, pamphlets, booklets, etc. Order Form|
|The Bookworm||A monthly early literacy skills newsletter written for parents|
|The Scoop||A monthly electronic newsletter for youth services librarians|
|Early Literacy Centers||
Created for librarians to use during parent workshops, family events, or storytimes. Activities for babies, toddlers, preschoolers and early school-age, based on the Six Early Literacy Skills.
Photographs of children under the age of 18 that will be posted publicly must have an accompanying photo release form on file. This form must be signed by a parent or guardian.
Outreach models, working with partners, evaluating programs, and more.
English/Spanish handout on how grandparents can support literacywith their grandchildren.
"Six Skills" Activity Sheets
Take-home activity sheets that reinforce each of the Six Early Literacy skills. Use for enhanced storytimes, literacy stations, Tubby Buddy boxes, and parent workshops.
English Activity Sheets
Spanish Activity Sheets
|Print Motivation||Motivación impresa|
|Print Awareness||Conciencia de lo impreso|
|Letter Knowledge||Conocimiento de las letras|
|Narrative Skills||Habilidades narrativas|
|Phonological Awareness||Conciencia fonológica|
- Dr. Roger Stewart, Ed.D. has done several research studies for the Read to Me program, including:
- Books to Go Evaluation. This comprehensive report was completed in December, 2015.
- School Library Access Mini-Grant Project 2012-2013 Evaluation Report.
Dr. Roger Stewart completed an analysis and summary of Interim and Final Library Reports, Parent/Caregiver Surveys, and IRI Scores for the first year of this program designed to increase access to print materials for Idaho's youngest students.
Wave 1 of the new Books to Go program has been thoroughly evaluated. Read Dr. Stewart's report here. The Routes to Reading Interim Report is also posted for those interested in Year 1 of the grant program.
- 2013 Literacy in the Park evaluation. This summer outreach program provided books and enrichment activities at 23 Foodbank lunch programs.
Brief Overview of Findings from Children’s Access to Print Material and Education-Related Outcomes: Findings from a Meta-Analytic Review. A look at Reading is Fundamental's meta-analysis, presented by Dr. Stewart at the Read to Me 15th Anniversary Celebration, January 12, 2012.
- Read to Me First Book Final Report, 2010-2011
Eighteen public libraries from all regions of Idaho participated in a study exploring the effects of enhanced storytimes on parent/caregiver behaviors, knowledge, and motivation. Find out what the study found by reading the Enhanced Storytime Study, 2011.
- The 2011 Longitudinal Study of the Idaho Every Child Ready to Read program.
- Case Studies from Four Idaho Libraries, 2009-2010
- Evaluation of Read to Me programs, 2009 Final Report
- The March 2010 Report contains information on telephone surveys with Read to Me First Book and Every Child Ready to Read parents from 2008 - 2009.
- We also created a chart that shows the results from the 2008-2009 Read to Me First Book and Every Child Ready to Read (ECRTR) parent surveys.
- Read to Me First Book Final Report, 2009-2010 Program Year
Evaluation tools for storytime programming.
- Storytime Survey for Parents
- Storytime for Babies Survey for Parents
- Storytime Survey for Parents (Spanish)
- Storytime for Babies Survey for Parents (Spanish)
- Survey for Partners: Data collection tool for libraries to give to their partner organizations for First Book, Every Child Ready to Read, Mini-Grants or other programs.
Spanish Language Resources
The Bookworm Newsletter - Spanish
The Bookworm Newsletter - English
|Print Motivation||Print Motivation|
|Print Awareness||Print Awareness|
|Letter Knowledge||Letter Knowledge|
|Narrative Skills||Narrative Skills|
|Phonological Awareness||Phonological Awareness|
- Strengthen Your Storytimes - Fall Youth Services Workshops
- Betsy Diamant-Cohen Powerpoint Presentation - English Storytimes
- Betsy Diamant-Cohen Powerpoint Presentation - Bilingual Storytimes
- Mother Goose on the Loose Props list
- Storytime Ideas Compiled - a pdf containing ideas from the workshops in Boise and Idaho Falls on ways to present a variety of books.
- Read to Me: Advancing Early Literacy in Idaho (Presentation to the State Board of Education, February 16, 2012)
- Read to Me Spring Meeting, March 5-6, 2012
- Time Spent In and Out of School: Why it is important that children read at home (PDF)
- The Math & Science of Play, Linda Clark & Cindy Christin (Bozeman, MT)
- Advancing Early Literacy (Presentation at Magic Valley ILA Conference, Twin Falls, April 5, 2012)
- Early Literacy Development in Infants and Toddlers (Presentation for Health and Welfare Infant Toddler Program, March 19, 2013)
- How School Librarians Can Address Summer Learning Loss (Presentation at Elementary School Library Summit, Boise, July 18, 2013)
- Literacy through Play (Presentation at NIAEYC, October 19, 2013)
- Developing Early Literacy in Infants and Toddlers (Presentation at NIAEYC, October 19, 2013)
- Fizz, Boom, Summer Reading: The Big Bang of Programming (Youth Services Fall Training, October 2013)
- Additional Resources and Handouts from Boise, Coeur d'Alene, and Pocatello workshops
- Caldwell School District Summer Reading Program, Norma Jean Sprouffske (Video, October 2013)
- Read to Me Introductory Webinar archived recording (February 2014)
- Library Book-giving Programs, Webinar archived recording (March 2015)
Library to Library
- Dr. Seuss Celebration Craft - Crazy Hat Directions
- Moon Storytime Outline (Star Branch, Ada Community Library)
- Idaho Partnership Proves Successful Article
Grant Writing Resources
|Idaho Reading Indicator scores||grades K-3|
|Free and reduced lunch rates||by Idaho school district|
|National School Lunch Program|
|Idaho Head Start Data Book|
|Idaho Kids Count Data Center||One of the best sources for a wide-range of statistics about Idaho's children|
|Resources for Library Book-Giving Programs|