Now in its 6th Year, our Literacy Project has helped bring agriculturally themed books and resources into thousands of classrooms throughout Oregon.
Click here to explore past year's books and resources.
Thank you to the outstanding 600 volunteers who read to 17,008 students across the state. We greatly appreciate your support and participation in the 6th Annual Literacy Project!
Requests for Literacy Volunteers will be accepted in early 2014.
AITC's Literacy Project helps improve both the literacy of Oregon's young readers and their knowledge of agriculture. Who Grew My Soup? is a delightful story about a boy named Phineas who declares he won’t eat his soup until he knows where it came from. To his surprise, a man in a flying tomato balloon shows up to answer this question. Together they fly from farm to farm, learning about the amazing vegetables in his soup and the farmers who grew them.
Each class receives a free copy of the book and each student gets a bookmark.
The hands-on activity that accompanies this year's book is called Give Me Five! This activity meets Oregon Essential Skills 2, 4, 5, 9. It also aligns with Oregon State Standards.
Art Standards: AR.K.CP.01 - AR.4.CP.01; AR.K.CP.02 - AR.4.CP.02
Health Education: HE.K.01–.HE.4.01; HE.K.02 - HE.4.02
The 2013 AITC Literacy Project begins March 11 and runs through May 31.
* Start to finish, the Literacy Project takes about 45 minutes.
All activity materials are completely prepared by AITC, plus classrooms get to keep a copy of the book.
Planned training sessions will be held at the following events. Specific times/rooms will be posted when made available.
AITC staff is happy to arrange additional volunteer trainings upon request.
Additional Hands on Lessons, Materials and Books to Enhance Your Classroom
Click here to download a press release you can send to your local media about the Literacy Project. The editable Word document allows you to add the location and dates volunteers are reading at schools.