Kids love to learn. PBS
KIDS Raising Readers is 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.
Funded by a Ready To
Learn grant from the United States Department of Education, the Ready To Learn
initiative has, and is developing engaging PBS KIDS Raising Readers television
programs, exciting games, playful Web sites, 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.
Between the Lions, Sesame Street, SUPER WHY!, WordWorld, Martha Speaks and The Electric Company are all
part of the PBS KIDS Raising Readers programming.
All Ready To Learn
initiative efforts incorporate 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. 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).
Educators, Parents and
Caregivers alike can use the amazing resources available through this
initiative to support building reading skills and creating a love for reading.
ASSET is your connection to the standards!
When you see this symbol you know content has been selected to specifically align to Arizona’s Academic Standards. You can search in Teachers’ Domain by the standard.
Take a look at this Super WHY! Lesson that helps students label
and identify uppercase letters of the alphabet, separate words into sounds and
use words in sentences. Students practice the alphabet sequence by playing the
"Duck, Duck Letters" game in your classroom. Click on Lesson 4: Jack and the Beanstalk Episode.