PREP, Primary Reading Engagement Program, is a powerful research-based program designed to motivate young children to read each day. Book choice, contingent rewards (rewards related to reading) and parental involvement are what make PREP successful at helping kids become proficient readers.
When students follow the PREP program with fidelity, they become improved, motivated and independent readers. Many students who are beneath grade level benchmarks in reading quickly reach their goals when involved in PREP. This builds confidence in their academic lives as well as their emotional and social lives.
Research and real classroom experience shows students involved in PREP increase their reading achievement, reading frequency and reading motivation.
"From our data, it is evident that students that were highly engaged in the PREP program were more likely to see gains in phonological awareness and phonics. Informal student conversations validated that data as well and students verbalized their excitement about earning incentives and having books to read at home."
- School District Curriculum Director