Carolina Panthers 3rd and Goal Literacy Program

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The Carolina Panthers “3rd & Goal Read Along” video series is a free resource for classroom teachers and parents. The program is designed to encourage a love of reading for students in K-3 with the goal of helping students develop grade level reading proficiency skills by the end of 3rd grade. The series features Panthers players and special guests reading popular Scholastic book titles in a fun “read along” style for students to follow.

The Carolina Panthers are grateful to program partners Scholastic, North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, South Carolina Board of Education and the Children’s Theatre of Charlotte for their valued assistance.

Panthers DB Rashaan Gaulden

Knock Knock
Grades K-1

Panthers K Graham Gano

Duck on a Tractor
Grade 2

Panthers LS J.J. Jansen

The Very Impatient Caterpillar
Grades 1-2

Mark Johnson

State Superintendent/North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
Thelma the Unicorn
Grade 2

Panthers LB Luke Kuechly

Dragons Eat Noodles on Tuesdays
Grade 1

Panthers TE Chris Manhertz

Zoogie Boogie Fever
Grade 1

Panthers OT Taylor Moton

The Word Collector
Grade 2

Panthers DT Dontari Poe

Piranhas Don't Eat Bananas
Grade 2

Panthers LB Andre Smith

Clifford and the Beanstalk
Grades K-1

Molly Spearman

State Superintendent/South Carolina Board of Education
Pig the Stinker
Grade 1