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 runs from March 2023 to the end of the school.
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.
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.