The Alamo Literacy Committee, composed of teachers and parents and spearheaded by Richard Lowden, was formed in the fall of 2013 in response to concerns about a significant number of Alamo students not reading at grade level. The Committee directed the development of the program, and brought on Jodie Louie to run the program. Ms. Louie, an Alamo parent and credentialed teacher with specialized literacy training, initiated her involvement by starting her Friday Lending Library as a volunteer in 2013.  The goal of the Alamo Literacy Program is to improve the reading ability of every student who has been reading below grade level.

For more information about the Literacy Program or Committee, or to train and volunteer to be a parent-reader in the classrooms please contact Jodie Louie at

Online Read Alouds
Screen Actors Guild Foundation presents: Read aloud, pictures, and sign language

Youtube Read Alouds by Grade Level

Kindergarten Read Alouds
First Grade Read Alouds
Second Grade Read Alouds
Third Grade Read Alouds
Fourth Grader Alouds
Fifth Grader Read Alouds

Recommended IPAD Apps for Literacy

Listening to Stories with pictures
Nook Kids

Writing Your Own Story
Story Creator (lets you make a story from your photographs)
Toon Tool Kit (lets you create cartoon strips)

Fun Reading Games
Weird But True National Geographic

Leveled Reading
Bob Books Lite

Spelling (Make a word)
Build a Word Express
Cimo Spelling

Word Work
Silly Sentences 2 (word families)
Cimo Sight Words
Build a Word Phonics

Grade Level APPS (sight words, spelling, math)
Teach Me 1st Grade
Teach Me 2nd Grade

More Links

Read Togethers

Reader’s Theater

Word Sorts

Making Words

Comic Strip Templates