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Letter P.A.L.S. (Personalized Adventure Letter Series)

Letter P.A.L.S. is a school-based National Reading Project focused on helping students strengthen their reading skills through weekly, engaging practice! The project is facilitated via dynamic, high-interest, online interactive reading adventures, where the content is delivered in letterform from age-specific, theme-related, fictitious pen pals. Thus, drawing the reader into the world of the writer and providing a one-of-a-kind engaging, motivating reading practice session.

Each letter is personalized with the student's name, 3-4 pages in length, professionally written, beautifully illustrated, tells a complete story, and reviewed by reading specialists for age appropriateness.

The Letter P.A.L.S. reading experience is further enhanced by the addition of supplemental activities, such as word searches, crossword puzzles, etc., and extra peripheral components, such as 3D glasses, magnifying glasses, puzzle pieces, etc., to bring maximum engagement and the most meaning out of each theme-related reading experience.


Starting with Grade 2

Our initial 2013-2014 Letter P.A.L.S. program, featuring the Pet Shop Pen Pals... PETS WRITE, KIDS READ, Helping All Achieve!

  • Is intended for Grade 2 (letters written at a 1.8 to 2.8 reading level)


  • Can be used for other grades (Sign Up as "Other")


  • Sign up anytime during October through April. Project runs from October 16, 2013, through April 30, 2014.


  • Each Pet Shop Pen Pals month-long series will contain 4-5 letters.

Each week Max the Dog, Roxanne the Cat, and/or Benny the Hamster will take turns writing and delivering a personalized letter to the students. The letters will be delivered every Monday to each student’s mailbox located within Mr. Frazzlehead’s Pet Shop at www.letterpals.org. Each monthly series will consist of 4-5 new letters. Classrooms can sign up at anytime.

Letter P.A.L.S. is easy for teachers to administer. Teachers enroll their class and enter their students’first and last name. A Username and Password is automatically generated for each student. Students can then access their personalized letters, which can be read in class during Block Reading/SSR Time, Before/After School, and/or at Home, providing an additional way to engage parent involvement (Title One).

In the end, Letter P.A.L.S. serves as a highly engaging format that arouses interest, enthusiasm, and the desire to practice reading ...assisting students to strengthen their reading skills.

Reaching, Engaging, and Assisting in the Development of Readers

 
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