Program Implementation

Extend Books for Ownership Throughout the Year

Involve Parents and the Community

Parents, local literacy volunteers, and other adults active in a child’s life can all serve as reading role models. Modeling a passion for reading and good reading habits is a wonderful way to reinforce the goals of Books for Ownership to create a continuous culture of literacy in-school, at a community organization, or at home.

Literacy Central is a great starting point when looking for ideas to complement a book with additional resources or just find engaging literacy activities for parents and volunteers to do with their children and kids in the community.

Here is a sample parent letter you can customize and send home to your students’ parents to make them aware of Literacy Central and the resources it offers to get their children engaged in reading at home.

In addition, encourage caregivers and parents to read aloud with their children. Our Read-Aloud Guide offers tips to make the most of reading time.

Literacy Central Parent Letter

Read-Aloud Guide

Read-Aloud Guide (Spanish)

Integrate Literacy Central Resources

Literacy Central, RIF’s digital book resource destination, offers thousands of free support materials for many of the books you will distribute as part of Books for Ownership. Literacy Central’s resources can be used as motivational activities during an event or as additional content to support the books throughout the year in the classroom or at home.

All of the resources on Literacy Central are free and include videos, games, lesson plans, and more. We also suggest you let parents know about this resource so they can work with their children at home with easy access to resources that complement the book(s) their child now own.

View the RIF Literacy Central Guide to learn how to integrate Literacy Central into your Books for Ownership program.

Literacy Central Guide