The 24th NKU Kentucky Reading Project (KRP) held its two-week summer institute on NKU’s campus, working with Dr. Lynne Smith as director and Dawn Klus and Missy Day (both from Campbell County) as teacher leaders. NKU’s KRP is one of eight projects across the state funded by the Collaborative Center for Literacy Development at the University of Kentucky. KRP focuses on strengthening the literacy of students in grades K-5. In addition to the summer institute, participants develop an action plan to implement in their classrooms that addresses an instructional need or two as evidenced through test scores, student work and teacher observation. Participants also create a plan to increase family engagement in their students’ learning. Teachers from Walton-Verona, Kenton County, Bracken County, Ludlow, and Covington studied strategies for phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary, comprehension, writing and parent engagement. In addition, they looked at issues of equity, providing assistance to struggling readers, and assessment. One highlight this summer was evaluating resources that examine highly effective literacy practices and brainstormed ways to create more instructional time.