Qué Funciona para el Desarrollo A.C.

Fostering parental engagement through use of “Mundo de Libros,” a technology-based tool that matches students with grade level-appropriate Spanish reading materials that align with their abilities and interests

Qué Funciona para el Desarrollo A.C.

Fostering parental engagement through use of “Mundo de Libros,” a technology-based tool that matches students with grade level-appropriate Spanish reading materials that align with their abilities and interests


Project Name

Mundo de Libros (World of Books)

Location Implemented

Mexico

Technology Used

Software/Apps

Competition Entered

Grant Competition 2014

Reading Skill Targeted

Foundational

Status

Winner

Collaborators/Partners

Fundación Proacceso ECO A.C.

The Challenge

Due, in part, to a lack of appropriate reading resources and low parental involvement in children’s education, students in Mexico have not achieved basic levels of reading proficiency and lack agency in their reading decisions. Many primary school children in Mexico cannot read at grade level and the gap among children with lower reading skills increases as they grow older.

The Big Idea

Based in community libraries, this project gives early grade readers access to books in Spanish, classified by topic and difficulty level, according to their individual reading skills and interests. In addition, workshops are conducted to promote parental involvement and guide parents on how to best support their child’s reading process and detect possible reading difficulties.

Results

Approximately 500 children through eight community libraries with the potential for expansion to schools in any Spanish-speaking country

Blogs and Media

Research and Resources

Connect with the Innovator

Website

http://qfd.org.mx/

Organization Type

Non Profit

Headquarters

Mexico City, Mexico

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