Learning begins at home.
Did You Know?
According to 2019 NAEP scores, only 26% of Louisiana’s third graders and 27% of fourth graders are reading on grade level.
Parents’ continuing support of literacy development can positively affect a child’s reading journey.
Data from the National Household and Education Survey demonstrates that children from households with limited resources enter school at a disadvantage, making it extremely difficult to catch up to their more affluent peers.
Researchers have found two factors that contribute to this:
1. Access to Books
2. Being Read to Aloud at Home
To address these factors, Louisiana Reads! empowers families with the knowledge, confidence, awareness, and literature to support their child’s learning experience at home.
Bridging the gap between classroom instruction and at-home learning.
Thank you to The RosaMary Foundation for its generous
support to bring Louisiana Reads! NOLA to life.
Louisiana Reads! seeks to promote at-home reading opportunities through literacy awareness, book distribution, and direct-service to families. Together, we aim to tackle literacy challenges through quality content delivery to caretakers of children, promotion of active parent engagement, and building community partnerships. The ultimate goal is to merge classroom instruction and practice with at-home learning guidance through reading.
In this digital library, there are a number of short videos and printable pages to help increase parents’ knowledge and confidence in language-based learning for their children and utilize read-aloud strategies to foster those learning opportunities. These strategies include how to guide the child through reading, how to interact with the book, how to ask questions throughout the book that has the child critically thinking, things that foster creativity and connecting stories to real-life situations. Additionally, there are foundational reading skill learning supports.