- detailed profiles of dozens of successful literacy projects, which include such activities as oral storytelling, the Parent-Child Home Program, a repository of multilingual children’s stories, accessible web readers, personal tutors, and many more;
- an overview of universal steps to literacy, explaining how people learn, generic reading skill development, human developmental issues, and habits of literacy;
- research-based factors for impactful literacy projects;
- discussion of the importance and role of literacy partners such as families, schools and universities, libraries, government agencies, nonprofit organizations, and for-profit entities;
- advice on project planning, including needs assessment, goals and objectives, literacy review, target audience, project personnel, resources, setting and timing, communication, support, implementation, communication, and continuous assessment and improvement; and
- guidance on building capacity, empowering the community, and sustaining a culture of literacy.
Complete with links to additional resources and support materials, this resource details the steps needed to create effective and sustainable projects in your own community.
|Publisher:||American Library Association|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.20(d)|
About the Author
Table of ContentsForeword: Literacy Is Life by Dr. Lois BridgesIntroduction
Chapter 1 Steps to LiteracyChapter 2 Literacy ProjectsChapter 3 Literacy PartnersChapter 4 Literacy IssuesChapter 5 Applied LiteraciesChapter 6 Planning Literacy Projects