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Literacy Project

Agricultural Literacy Project

The Agricultural Literacy Project connects students to the agricultural community! The project entails reading the featured agriculturally themed book and leading an activity with the students reinforcing the message or theme of the book. There are two ways this project can be shared with your students. Teachers can choose to have a trained volunteer visit the classroom or complete the literacy project on their own with students.

Sign-up today to be paired with a local volunteer or to be mailed supplies.  The literacy project is now closed for the 2024-2025 school year.


About the Literacy Project

The goal of Oregon AITC’s Agricultural Literacy Project is to improve both the reading and agricultural literacy of Oregon students in grades K-4. Each year a new agriculturally-themed book is chosen and a lesson is developed that reinforces the message of the book.

2024 Volunteer Resource Guide

How it Works

If the teacher selects the option to have a volunteer present the project, volunteers will work with the classroom teacher to schedule times to read to students grades K-4.  Start to finish, the reading and lesson take 45 minutes. The program is FREE and all materials are completely prepared by Oregon Agriculture in the Classroom. Each participating classroom receives a copy of the book.

If the teacher prefers to present this project to their students themselves. Oregon Agriculture in the classroom will mail all materials a copy of the book for the class to keep.

Western Oregon/ Northern Coast

Salem Area

  • Clear Lake Elementary, Keizer (1/2 Grade Blend, 1 class)
  • Cummings Elementary, Keizer (3rd Grade, 1 class)
  • Englewood Elementary, Salem (2nd Grade, 1 class)
  • Forest Ridge Elementary, Keizer (1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 3 classes)
  • Livingstone Adventist Academy, Salem (3rd and 4th Grade Blend, 1 class)
  • Optimum Learning Environments, Keizer (4th Grade, 1 class)
  • Schire Elementary, Salem (Kindergarten, 1 class)
  • St Paul Elementary School, St. Paul (3rd Grade, 1 class)
  • Sumpter, Salem (1st Grade, 2 classes)
  • Meyers Elementary, Salem (3rd Grade, 1 class)
  • Woven & Rooted, Dallas (K,1,2,3,4th Grade- One group)

Portland Area

  • Creston School, Portland (2nd Grade, 1 class)
  • Gresham Arthur Academy, Gresham (3rd Grade, 1 class)


  • Kings Valley Charter School, Philomath (2nd,3rd Grade, 1 class)
  • Muddy Creek Charter School, Corvallis (4th Grade and 2nd Grade, 2 classes)
  • Gaffney Lane, Oregon City (5th Grade, 1 class)
  • Aumsville Elementary, Aumsville (3rd Grade classrooms, 3 classes)
  • Sheridan AllPrep Academy, McMinnville (K/1/2 Grade, 1 class)
  • Wascher Elementary, Lafayette (K/1/2 Grade, 1 class)
  • East Elementary, Tillamook (5th Grade, 1 class)

Central Oregon

  • Desert Sky Montessori, Bend (3-5th grade, 1 class)
  • Bend International School (1st grade, 1 class)
  • St Thomas Academy (3rd grade, 1 class)
  • Redmond School District Flex Elementary School (K-5th grade, 1 group)
  • Terrebonne Community School (1st grade, 1 class)

Southern Oregon/ Southern Coast

  • Millicoma School, Coos Bay (4th Grade, 2 class)
  • Siletz Valley Schools, Siletz (4th Grade, 1 class)
  • Toledo Elementary School, Toledo (3rd Grade, 1 class)
  • St. Anne Catholic School, Grants Pass (Kindergarten, 1 class)
  • Ucan Head Start South Umpqua, Myrtle Creek (PreK, 1 class)
  • Rogue River Elementary, Rogue River (1st grade, 1 class)

Columbia Gorge

  • Cascade Locks Elementary, Cascade Locks (3rd grade, 1 class)
  • Dry Hallow Elementary, The Dalles (3rd grade, 1 class)