reading quest with equest
Equine Assisted Literacy Program
Do your students want to learn about horses?
Would a horse fit in your classroom?
Equest would like to visit your school with our mini horse ambassadors to encourage students to read!
*This program is targeted for 1st and 2nd grade readers*
Check out the video from Ch 5 news on our program!
How Our Literacy Program Works
Equest will visit your school with 2 miniature horses to introduce the program.
Each student will be presented with an informational book about horses.
The miniature horses will become the students' pen pals and send a letter each week for 4 weeks to encourage the students to work on their reading skills.
Each pen pal letter will present a horse-related theme and include worksheets.
Interactions with the horses promote enthusiasm towards reading skills, confidence among their peers, and a caring relationship with an animal.
Targeted literacy skills may include:
Identifying nouns, verbs, and adjectives
After the 4-week curriculum is completed in the classroom, the students will take a field trip to Equest! The 2-hour visit will include hands-on unmounted activities with the horses and a craft project. The visit culminates with the students demonstrating their reading skills by reading their books to the horses.
Literacy Program Fees
$250 for school visit
*The student fee includes the book, field trip supplies, and curriculum*
To learn more and receive information about our Literacy Program, please contact:
(972) 412-1099 ext. 220