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Literacy Project

Agricultural Literacy Project

The Agricultural Literacy Project connects volunteers from the agricultural community with local classrooms! Trained volunteers visit classrooms, read the featured book and lead an activity with the students reinforcing the message or theme of the book.

Sign-up today to be paired with a local volunteer.  The literacy project runs from March 2022 to the end of the school.


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. Then hundreds of enthusiastic, trained volunteers bring in-class field trips to classrooms throughout Oregon.

How it Works

Volunteers schedule times to read to students grades K-4 and check for comprehension using questions, then teachers are provided with an optional follow-up activity that meets Oregon standards to reinforce the book’s message. 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.

Volunteer Resource Guide & Lesson Plan


Hogan Cedars Elementary, Gresham
Rigler Elementary, Portland
Riverdale Grade School, Portland
Riverdale Grade School, Portland
Sauvie Island School, Portland

W. Oregon

Amity Elementary, Amity
Ash Creek Elementary, Monmouth
Battle Creek Elementary, Salem
Bethel Online Academy, Virtual
Bohemia Elementary, Cottage Grove
Brush College Elementary, Salem
Bush Elementary, Salem
Clackamas River Elementary, Estacada
Clear Lake Elementary, Keizer
Creslane Elementary, Creswell
Dorena School, Dorena
East Linn Christian Academy, Lebanon
Englewood Elementary, Salem
Evergreen School, Silverton
Fir Grove Elementary, Roseburg
Forest Ridge Elementary, Keizer
Harrison Elementary, Cottage Grove
Irving Elementary, Eugene
Jefferson Elementary, Jefferson
Kings Valley Charter School, Philomath
Lacomb Elementary, Lebanon
Lee Elementary, Canby
Lincoln Elementary, Woodburn
Lourdes Public Charter School, Scio
Luckiamute Valley Charter Schools, Dallas
McBride Elementary, St. Helens
McCormack Elementary, Eugene
Meadow Ridge, Albany
Millicoma Intermediate, Coos Bay
Myers Elementary, Salem
North Albany Elementary, Albany
North Clackamas Christian School, Oregon City
Otto Petersen Elementary, Scappoose
Park Academy, Lake Oswego
Pringle Elementary, Salem
River Mill Elementary, Estacada
Salem Heights Elementary, Salem
Siletz Valley School, Siletz
St. Luke School, Woodburn
Stafford Primary, West Linn
Stayton Elementary, Stayton
Sumpter Elementary, Salem
Sunnyside Elementary, Clackamas
Takena Elementary, Albany
Territorial Elementary, Junction City
Turner Elementary, Turner
Twin Oaks Elementary, Eugene
Valley Inquiry Charter School, Salem
Victor Point Elementary, Silverton
Willamina Elementary, Willamina
Wright Elementary, Salem
Yamhill-Carlton Elementary, Carlton

S. Oregon

A.D. Hay School, Lakeview
Bellview Elementary, Ashland
Butte Falls Elementary, Butte Falls
Crate Lake Academy, Eagle Point
Merrill Elementary, Merrill
Peterson Elementary, Klamath Falls
Sams Valley Elementary, Central Point

Central Oregon

Buff Elementary, Madras
R.E. Jewell, Bend
Steins Pillar Elementary, Prineville
Terrebonne Community School, Terrebonne
Tom McCall Elementary, Redmond
Vern Patrick Elementary, Redmond

Eastern Oregon

Athena Elementary, Athena
Condon Elementary, Condon
Dayville Elementary, Dayville
Fields Elementary, Fields
Ione Community Charter School, Ione
Irrigon Elementary, Irrigon
McKay Creek Elementary, Pendleton
North Powder School, North Powder
Pine Creek Elementary, Drewsey
Sherman County School, Moro
Vale Elementary, Vale