A Literacy Army

Last week a consultant I know referenced her desire to recruit people for a Literacy Army with one goal in mind: empowering students with literacy skills! Now that’s an army I’m ready to join.

Job description?

  • Discuss the functions of language in our daily lives.
  • Embed frequent talk time into lessons as a means of thinking and learning.
  • Encourage writing as a form of expression, thinking, and coping. Assess less.
  • Read aloud to students of all ages!
  • Provide quality, diverse text: everything from picture books to poetry, novels to nonfiction, cookbooks to car manuals.
  • “Wear your reading love proudly in front of your students every day.” Donalyn Miller

Will you join our brigade?

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