Raising Readers

WGTE was proud to be one of 20 stations in PBS KIDS Raising Readers, a national literacy campaign, and part of the Ready To Learn initiative, focused on building reading skills at home, at school, in child care, and in the community.

The Ready To Learn initiative was developed engaging PBS KIDS Raising Readers television programs, exciting games, playful Websites, and easy-to-use learning resources for kids, parents, caregivers, and teachers—all with the goal of helping children ages 2 to 8 get ready to read.

All Raising Readers' efforts incorporated the latest research about the most effective ways for kids to build reading skills, with a special emphasis on the needs of children from low income families.

Between the Lions, Sesame Street, SUPER WHY, Word World, Martha Speaks, and The Electric Company are all a part of the PBS KIDS Raising Readers programming and each has its own activities, many intended for use in the K-3 classroom. If you are interested in learning more about PBS Kids Raising Readers activities and curriculum, contact Kathy Smith at 419-380-4638 or kathy_smith@wgte.org.

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    The Ready To Learn initiative is a cooperative agreement of the U.S. Department of Education, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), PBS, and the Ready To Learn Partnership (RTLP). Made possible by a Ready to Learn Target Market Station grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and developed under a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Department of Education PR/Award Number U295A050003, which is the funding agency. However, the contents do not necessarily represent the policy of the Department of Education, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government.