Literacy project

A woman and kids in a classroom, the woman is reading a children's book and smiling

Join participants from near and far in addressing the “million word gap” by creating fun literacy projects for kids.

LEARN MORE  ABOUT THE MIllion word gap

How it works

Work independently or in teams. 

1. Decide on the style and delivery of your literacy project

You can write your own story, or select a book that is already written to create a project. Decide on reading to a group or, if you wrote your own story, publishing it for others to share.

2. Determine the age group you want to work with

0-12 months
12 to 24 months
24 to 36 months
3 to 4 years
5-7 years
8-10 years

3. Connect the project to learning outcomes
  • English language arts standards

  • Grade-level standards of arts

  • Social-emotional learning standards

  • Four "C’s" of civic education

4. Use the IPARD system to help guide your project



Join faculty and students who are already involved:

  • 1-credit service-learning students from UHC, SPE, SOC, and other academic disciplines
  • Bear Power students from Cohort 1 and 2 - writing and creating their own books to share with children
  • CFD 454 and CFD 560 service-learning students
  • Students from International Studies

Bear Power interns work on stories for the projectBear Power interns work on writing and illustrating stories for the project.

Contact Information

Katherine Nordyke