KRP - About

The Kentucky Reading Project (KRP) is a professional development initiative of the Collaborative Center for Literacy Development . The yearlong, graduate level literacy course consists of a two-week summer institute, four follow-up sessions during the year, and at least one coaching visit to each teacher. The eight state universities serve as sites for KRP and university literacy faculty serve as directors of KRP. Training specialists from the National Center for Families Learning provide information, resources, and support regarding family engagement in literacy.
During KRP, teachers learn best practices in reading instruction while participating in a professional learning community that positions them for leadership roles in their school, district and the state.  They increase their effectiveness as teachers by expanding their knowledge base and deepening their understanding of best practices in reading instruction as they develop and implement a Literacy Action Plan in their classrooms.

Essential Components of the Kentucky Reading Project

  1. Apply Theory and Research to Meet the Needs of All Students

  2. Address Equity and Diversity Issues and Their Impact on Literacy Instruction

  3. Provide Assistance to Struggling Readers

  4. Use Phonemic Awareness, Phonics and Word Recognition Strategies to Develop Fluency

  5. Identify Processes and Strategies for Teaching Reading Comprehension

  6. Integrate and Understand the Relationship of Reading and Writing

  7. Teach Reading and Writing across the Curriculum

  8. Emphasize Family Involvement in Literacy

  9. Use Formal and Informal Assessment to Guide Instruction

  10. Design and Manage a Balanced Literacy Approach