Kids Reading

Welcome to the WSRA 

Early Childhood Literacy Committee's Homepage

Our Mission is to highlight the importance of:

  • Rich oral language environments in a high quality preschool program;

  • Meaningful language and literacy experiences in 4K - 2nd grade classrooms and in the home

  • Research-based literacy instruction that enhances children’s learning in school settings.

  • Professional development opportunities for early childhood educators throughout the state of Wisconsin.

  • Family, school, and community partnerships that promote and advance literacy development in our early learners.

In collaboration with WSRA, we work to support early childhood educators by providing timely information regarding literacy teaching and learning. 

Click Below to Access the Following Resources for Your Use

I Am Reading Book Study

Click HERE for the PowerPoint.

Contact Doreen: [email protected]

Purpose: In order to encourage growth in early childhood literacy we are providing access to resources and professional materials that learning teams or individuals can utilize. These resources or tools were developed by the Early Childhood State Literacy Committee. Our hope is that you will use and share these with other professionals. We will continually add and update resources so continue to check back. Please let us know what you think of our resources and ways we can support you.

Resource #1:  I Am Reading by Kathy Collins and Matt Glover

Intended Audience: PreK-1st Grade Teachers, Reading Specialists, Daycare Providers, Principals, Speech/LanguagePathologists, Resource Teachers & Sped Teams. I Am Reading explores strategies for supporting young readers in the process of making meaning of text. It offers an expanded view of reading that supports all readers, emergent-grade 1.

This resource is  PPT I Am Reading designed to help lead a book study. This book has video clips embedded into the presentation so you will need to have internet access. The authors believe that watching the videos is an important component to show children making meaning and teachers supporting them.

Links for Educators (including current research)