Ohio Ready to Read Library
This is a collection of storytime outlines, booklists, scripts, sample publications, links, and other tools and resources for librarians to plan early literacy activities.
Please email us with any storytime/program outlines, booklists, brochures, or other materials you would like to share. Thank you for your contributions!
Implementing Every Child Ready to Read 2nd Edition
This section features a variety of creative ways that ECRR2 has been successfully adopted in Ohio libraries, including workshop adaptations, creative displays and programs, beneficial partnerships and outreach opportunities, and more.
Early Literacy Activities
This section features some great examples of crafts and activities that Ohio public libraries have used to support early literacy skills. They are organized by the Six Skills from ECRR1 and by the Five Practices (talk, sing, read, write, play) highlighted in ECRR2.
Free Downloads and Useful Links
Storytimes with Every Child Ready to Read Themes
Check out these storytime outlines that support early literacy skills! And don't miss the Storytime Share blog, moderated by Saroj Ghoting. Storytime Share is an idea exchange regarding storytimes that articulate early literacy information to adults. It includes tips, related to specific books, rhymes, and activities, that librarians can share with parents to turn a standard storytime into an early literacy enhanced storytime.
- Print Motivation
- Print Awareness
- Letter Knowledge
- Phonological Awareness
- Narrative Skills
Print Resources That Promote Early Literacy Skills
- The 2014 ORTR Booklist (PDF) sorts good books under each of the Six Skills AND Five Practices, so every book on the list supports both a skill and a practice.
- Print Motivation Booklist (2012)
- Print Awareness Booklist (2012)
- Vocabulary Booklist (2012)
- Letter Knowledge Booklist (2012)
- Phonological Awareness Booklist (2012)
- Narrative Skills Booklist (2012)
- High Five Magazine