About WQLN Families

WQLN Families Turn on to Literacy is an innovative literacy workshop series that emphasizes the involvement of the entire family in a child’s education. This three-week program brings parents and their K-2 children together once a week for an interactive learning experience that includes reading, hands-on activities, and educational television programming. WQLN Education offers several types of workshops to include a Traditional Literacy series and a new Math Literacy series.

Families sign a contract requiring them to change their viewing and reading habits for 30 days. Adopting the PBS Ready to Learn Learning Triangle concept, parents increase the educational success of their child.

To schedule a workshop at your school, contact Kathy at (814) 217-6001 or by email at [email protected]

The Traditional Literacy series supplies parents with information about Phonemic Awareness, Phonics, Fluency and Comprehension. PBS Kids programs that pair well with the program include Sounder & Friends, Word World, Super Why and Martha Speaks.

Workshop Outline and Standards
WEEKS 1 & 2: Phonemic Awareness and Phonics
Standards: Kindergarten: CC.1.1.K.C, CC.1.1.K.D
First Grade: CC.1.1.1.C, CC.1.1.1.D
Second Grade: CC.1.1.2.D
WEEK 3: Comprehension and Fluency
Standards: Kindergarten: CC.1.1.K.E, CC.1.3.K.B, CC.1.4.K.M
First Grade: CC.1.1.1.E, CC.1.3.1.B, CC.1.4.1.M
Second Grade: CC.1.1.2.E, CC.1.3.2.B, CC.1.4.2.M

Below is a list of some of the books distributed to participating families.

Click Clack Moo
by Doreen Cronin
Arthur's New Puppy
by Marc Brown
Giraffes Can’t Dance
by Giles Andreae
The Berenstain Bears Go Out to Eat
by Jan & Mike Berenstain
Below is a list of some of the PBS Kids programs used in the workshops.

The Math Literacy series provides parents with the knowledge and confidence to be able to assist their child with Kindergarten through 2nd grade level math content, such as number correspondence using ten frames, place value concepts, and using mental math and traditional strategies to solve addition and subtraction problems. This program includes PBS programming such as Curious George and Peg+Cat that help enhance math understanding.

Workshop Outline and Standards
WEEK 1: Number Sense: Using ten frames and counters
Standards: Kindergarten: CC.2.1.K.A.2, CC.2.1.K.B.1
First Grade: CC.2.1.1.B.1
WEEK 2: Place Value: Understanding values of digits
Standards: Kindergarten: CC.2.1.K.B.1
First Grade: CC.2.1.1.B.2, CC.2.1.1.B.3
Second Grade: CC.2.1.2.B.1
WEEK 3: Mental Math Strategies for Addition and Subtraction
Standards: Kindergarten: CC.2.2.K.A.1
First Grade: CC.2.2.1.A.1, CC.2.2.1.A.2
Second Grade: CC.2.1.2.B.3, CC.2.2.2.A.2
WEEK 4: Addition and Subtraction strategies
Standards: Kindergarten: CC.2.2.K.A.1
First Grade: CC.2.2.1.A.1, CC.2.2.1.A.2
Second Grade: CC.2.1.2.B.3, CC.2.2.2.A.1, CC.2.4.2.A.6/td>

Below is a list of some of the books distributed to participating families.

PEG + CAT The Sleepover
by Jennifer Oxley and Billy Aronson
Curious George Saves His Pennies
By Margret & H. A. Rey
The Cookie Fiasco
by Dan Santat and Mo Willems
Chicka Chicka 1, 2, 3
by Bill Martin, Jr. and Michael Sampson
Below is a list of some of the PBS Kids programs used in the workshops.

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Kathy Woodard

Educational Outreach Services Manager

814-864-3001 x101






WQLN Families is Supported by

  • Erie Insurance
  • MacDonald Illig Jones and Britton LLP