Lit·er·a·cy (noun) - the quality or state of being literate, especially the ability to read and write.
September is national literacy month! For the past 24 years, libraries, schools, and educational programs across the United States have celebrated national literacy day.
Do you remember the phrase “Reading is fundamental”? Have you ever wondered why it is fundamental? The future requires students like you to continue to develop their literacy skills. Doing so will make it easier to invent, design, create, compute, communicate, make critical judgments, and solve real-world problems. You could have a future in the development of others by becoming an ESL teacher, librarian, educator, translator, or tutor. Read on your own to build your skills and explore more opportunities.
Tips to promote literacy around you:
Visit your local library
Share your favorite book with a friend or family member
Volunteer to read with younger kids
Encourage others to read