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Submitted by Jennifer A on Wed, 03/19/2014 - 1:41pm
A new survey of ProLiteracy adult literacy and basic education member organizations finds that federal funding for these programs continues to shrink—falling 1 percentage point over last year and falling 10 percentage points since 2006.
Additionally, ProLiteracy programs show a general trend of receiving less public funding overall. In 2011-12, 38 percent of programs received federal and/or state funding; that figure has fallen to 31 percent in 2012-13.
Submitted by Jennifer A on Thu, 03/13/2014 - 12:09pm
The March book club selection is Call Me Francis Tucket. This second book in a popular series by Gary Paulsen (a favorite author of Literacy book club!) is another action-packed Western with galloping horses and one friendly old mule. There are also shooting rifles, heroes, scoundrels, some lost children, (maybe a few wolves here and there) and prairie ethics. Gary Paulsen is a Newberry Honor award winning master storyteller whose stories often appeal to reluctant readers.
Submitted by Family Reads on Mon, 02/24/2014 - 3:51pm
“In an increasingly technological world, old-fashioned bedtime stories are still among the best ways to bolster a child's reading skills, say literacy experts.” Great reasons for establishing a family reading time, keeping it separate and special. And once family reading time is set, there are many great ways to build on the good you are doing. Something as simple as following the words on the page with your finger as you read, and as exotic as building a family tree.