Page Turner Reading Program

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Success By 6® Page Turner Reading Program assists teachers in developing pre-literacy skills in pre-k students essential to school readiness and success in kindergarten. The program focuses on encouraging family engagement and instilling a passion for literacy in young children.

 

Program Reach

  • over 3,800 pre-k students in Winnebago County receive new, age-appropriate books each month in Spanish and English to build their own home library
  • parents/caregivers receive early childhood learning information and reading tips each month
  • parents/caregivers participate in child-parent literacy activities at their respective learning centers
  • educators lead theme-based classroom activities developed around each book title

 

Program Locations

City of Rockford Head Start: Circles of Learning, Dennis Early Childhood, Fairgrounds, Orton Keyes, Rockford Day
Diocese of Rockford: Cathedral, Holy Family, St. Bernadette, St. Bridget, St. Edward, St. James, St. James (Belvidere), St. Rita
Harlem School District #122: Donald C. Parker Early Education
Kreative K: Blackhawk Learning Connection, Ralston
Montessori: Haight
Rockford School District #205: Beyer, Circles of Learning, Dennis Early Childhood, Fairview Early Childhood, Haskell, Marsh, Riverdahl, Rolling Green, Summerdale Early Childhood, Trinity Daycare, West View, White Swan

 

Outcomes 2014-2015

  • 98.99% of four year old children understood that pictures and symbols have meaning and that print carries a message (base 85%)
  • 95% of four year old children understood that reading progresses from left to right and top to bottom (base 70%)
  • 92.86% of four year old children predicted what will happen next using pictures and content for guides (base 86%)

Measure: State of Illinois Early Childhood Learning Standards Assessment; results of four-year olds in partner schools; base reflects outcome data prior to program implementation

 

Books

A committee of early childhood education specialists selected the book titles and developed the teacher curriculum and parent pieces.

 

October 2015

The Kissing Hand / Un beso en mi mano by Audrey Penn

November 2015

Feast for 10 / Fiesta para 10 by Cathryn Falwell

December 2015

Lola at the Library / Lola en la biblioteca by Anna McQuinn
 

January 2016

Corduroy by Don Freeman

February 2016

Is Your Mama a Llama? / ¿Tu mamá es una llama? by Deborah Guarino

March 2016

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom / Chica Chica Bum Bum by Bill Martin, Jr.

April 2016

The Little Mouse, The Red Ripe Strawberry, and The Big Hungry Bear / El Ratoncito, La Fresa Roja y Madura Y El Gran Oso Hambriento by Don and Audrey Wood
 

May 2016

Have You Seen My Duckling? / ¿Has visto a mi patito? by Nancy Tafuri