Literacy Programs For Your Local PTAs

“Involving families in reading fun, activities, and training is integral to creating a strong network of readers. Families (along with other significant adults in the reader’s life) can support and promote reading at home by making reading an everyday, even causal, activity.” Leslie Preddy, October 25, 2016

Your PTA can help families develop an understanding of simple ways to support the skills of literacy by supporting reading programs and sponsoring literacy events.

Literacy Programs for Your Local PTA:

Want a program that can help engage parents and community members to help your school? KSL Read Today can help this happen. Read Today is a high impact literacy program that pairs struggling readers with volunteer tutors. Their mission is to connect families, local businesses, organizations, and religious groups to their local school to make a difference in their community. The purpose of Read Today is to help students become proficient in reading. Read Today works directly with AmeriCorps in the schools. AmeriCorps administers the program, uses the STAR tutoring program to train volunteers, collect data, and ensure quality and consistency. KSL creates awareness, recruits tutors, provides incentives and celebrations with Chopper 5 landings and literacy events. Partners who share our goals include, United Way, the Utah State Office of Education, PTA, and Prosperity 2020. Anyone interested in learning more about the program can visit

Utah PTA encourages local units to help recruit the volunteers necessary to put the STAR tutoring program to work in your schools.


Make reading a daily activity that is fun for the whole family!

Summer Reading to Keep Children Academically Ontrack --and Enjoying it!

There is clear evidence that the summer break from school results in what is often called the “summer slide,” referring to the academic back-sliding for many students. Taking a break from reading during the summer can put students at risk. Make sure your child is maintaining his literacy level by encouraging summer reading. 

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