Open Book Adventures 2015: Colors


How might we improve literacy skills for underserved kids in K – 3rd grade?

Open Book Adventures was One Stone’s fourth iteration of our original literacy program for underserved kids. The student leadership team has learned through our past prototypes that themes that are accessible and provide multiple ways to express help to make the learning more fun for the kids, so this time, they chose color as a theme. Each week, 20 K – 3rd grade kids and their One Stone reading buddies took the color theme all the way through, dressing in the color of the week, eating snacks in the same color and doing color-centered writing and drawing activities together.


After pre and post assessment, students increased their reading scores by 25%. Confidence increased by about a million percent.