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A Message from Raising A Reader about COVID-19
April 21, 2020

Dear Raising A Reader Network,  

We hope today finds you safe and well. Last week, we were excited to share with the network new resources from Springboard Collaborative and Raising A Reader Massachusetts.  Springboard Collaborative shared their strategies to support grade-level reading by showcasing the Springboard Connect texting service. Raising A Reader Massachusetts described how they are expanding their online resources to underserved communities hardest hit by the pandemic featuring the Literacy Calendar with simple daily language building ideas for families. Thank you to both partners for sharing your time and resources with the Raising A Reader network.

 Be sure to join us this Friday, April 24, for our weekly Town Hall. This week, we will be joined by Common Sense Media as they share their new resource - Wide Open School.  Additionally, we will share updated resources and professional development opportunities from RAR National. We look forward to seeing you there!

We are in this together!

Kindest regards,

Michelle Torgerson and the Raising A Reader team

Weekly Town Hall Meetings

This is a forum for RAR and Affiliates to share resources, ask questions and network. Raising A Reader will also provide information from partners such as Khan Academy Kids, Ready4K, Springboard Collaborative and others during this forum. Meetings take place on Fridays at 11 AM PDT/2 PM EDT.  Register for the Town Hall meetings below.   

April 24, 2020

COVID-19 Affiliate Toolkit

This toolkit features a collection of information and resources requested by the network. The toolkit is updated regularly so check back often.    

Funding Resources
Publisher Permissions
Resource Library
RAR’s Youtube Page
Family Literacy Calendars (courtesy of Raising A Reader Massachusetts) 

Parent Tip Sheets

Professional Development and E-Learning

Raising A Reader is collecting professional development opportunities from Affiliates and partner organizations. This week’s webinar opportunities are:  

April 21: 12 Noon Pacific/3 PM Eastern 

CGLR: Using Behavior Science to Help Families Help Kids

April 22: 12 Noon Pacific/3 PM Eastern 

NAFSCE: Engaging Families through Family Resource Centers