"Journey of a Word" Reading Showcase

adVANCEment Learning is a local curriculum publisher that believes that every child deserves a strong educational foundation. This foundation begins with basic reading fundamentals, parent involvement, and an excitement for learning.  adVANCEment Learning believes in proficiency and excellence.  Statistics show that if a child is a poor reader at the end of First Grade, there is an 90% probability that the child will be a poor reader at the end of Fourth Grade.  adVANCEment Learning has designed a Primary student Reading Showcase to help promote early literacy and improve school’s standardized test scores. 

advancement Learning along with Foundations 4 adVANCEment are sponsoring the 3rd  Annual “The Journey of a Book Starts with a Word” Reading Showcase on Monday, April 3, 2017 from 4:00-7:00 PM.  This showcase will take place at Governors State University in University Park, IL.

Word List


 How to enter:   

a.      Allow adVANCEment Learning to host a school wide sight word competition at your school. **If your student’s school isn’t hosting a school wide competition they are still eligible for the state competition.

b.      Complete the student recommendation form for participating students.

c.       Mail recommendation forms to 32 East 34th Street Steger, IL 60475.

d.      Pay registration fee in the amount of $25 per participant here


 Important Dates:  

April 3, 2017 Showcase Check In and Book Fair setup will begin at 3:00 pm.  Private interviews will begin promptly at 4:00 pm, interview times will be listed in the participant packet.


 Attached you will find the word lists that will be used for the word recognition section of the competition. Please ensure that all students study these words in preparation for the upcoming competition.  If participants make it through the entire list of words during the competition challenge words will be used.­

*Please note that students do not need to know all of the attached sight words in order to be successful in this competition. However the more words your child knows the better.**This is not a spelling bee so participants will not be required to spell the sight words.

Please download teacher/principal recommendation form must also be completed and signed by the participant’s current teacher and/or school’s principal.  There should also be a current report card attached. 

For more information please contact Ms. Vance at (708) 248-5926