StoryPals provides additional reading experiences to children ages 3-5, especially those who have limited access to books and reading at home. Volunteers are trained to use a shared reading technique called dialogic reading along with RRSC kits containing books, prompts, and instructions. Volunteers are matched with groups of 2-3 children who they read with once a week during the school day.
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.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or with questions about the StoryPals program.