Raising Readers in Story County


StoryPals provides additional reading experiences to children ages 3-5, especially those who have limited access to books and reading at home. Volunteers engage preschool children in interactive play while reading and re-enacting stories in small groups once per week during the school day. Dialogic Reading is a key component of this program.

2019 - 2020 Locations

Northwood Preschool, Ames

Central Elementary, Nevada

Colo-NESCO Elementary, Zearing

This program is funded in part by ASSET and grants from Story County Community Foundation, Wells Fargo Foundation, and the City of Nevada. Sponsorship of this program is available. More information.

Upload a program guide to create your own Story Pals program HERE


StoryPals Volunteers

Click Here to Register to be a StoryPals Volunteer

Guidelines for Dialogic Reading in Small Groups

The Dialogic Reading Method

This video was taken at Central Elementary School in December 2015. StoryPals volunteer Marytha Pitt uses Dialogic Reading techniques to read The Wolf's Chicken Stew by Keiko Kasza.

Contact RRSC at families@raising-readers.org for more information or with questions about the StoryPals program.

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