The Pen Pal Project is an opportunity that students at Kutztown University get to participate in when they are enrolled in some sections of a Children's Literature course (EEU220) depending on semester and availability in the College of Education at the University. Students at Kutztown get the opportunity to "buddy-up" with a student from Alaska and write letters and send tools to enrich student's reading and writing comprehension skills. Students at Kutztown benefit from the pen pal experience because they are designing activities and selecting hands-on practice opportunities (i.e file folder games, books, flash cards) for their student in Alaska. Kutztown students get to focus on individualized instruction for one student and get real life experience accommodating for a child's needs. However, the Pen Pal Project does not stop there. Students in Alaska benefit from the letters because of the way they model proper grammar, fluency, and construction of a proper letter. Schools in Alaska run differently from schools in other areas of the world in the sense that there may only be three teachers in the building that are responsible for multiple grades. With this being said, there's a possibility for students to fall behind on the learning curve. With students getting letters, books, and practicing games through this project, they can practice their language development skills independently and flourish as young readers!