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Family Reading Program 2017-08-14T14:47:03+00:00

Family Reading Program

The Family Reading Program (FRP) is an adult/child literacy project developed by the Northern Nevada Literacy Council and funded by a grant from the United Way of Northern Nevada and the Sierra, whose goal is to double the number of children in northern Nevada who read proficiently at the conclusion of third grade by 2020.

The FRP works with children and their parents to improve literacy and model good family literacy behaviors for the home. By working with the family as a whole, we hope to build strong literacy-related habits, such as reading to children every day, having books in the home, and visiting the library.

Watch these 2-minute videos to learn techniques to build children’s literacy:

How Books Work & Concepts About Print

Reading Strategies and Comprehension

Extending Literacy after Reading

Read, Sing, Play, and Talk

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  • Build children’s vocabularies
  • Reinforce the literacy instruction children receive at school
  • Build home libraries with free, age-appropriate books
  • Incorporate literacy techniques into home learning
Click here for an overview of FRP books and activities for the 2017-2018 school year

To learn more about the FRP or to book a free session for your organization’s families, contact the Northern Nevada Literacy Council at 775-356-1007.

We wish to thank the Pennington Foundation, the Nell J. Redfield Foundation, the E.L. Cord Foundation, the McKie Family Foundation, the Robert Z. Hawkins Foundation, Baobab Press, Theodocia Swecker, and the Reno-Sparks Indian Colony Head Start for their contributions to the Family Reading Program.

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